Our women's only brazilian jiu-jitsu classes are some of the largest in Canada.


Instructed by 4 time Pan-American gold medalist and World's silver medalist among many other international medals - Sarah has over ten years of training, competition and teaching experience and shares her knowledge with her students.
 

Our women's only brazilian jiu-jitsu classes are some of the largest in Canada.


Instructed by 4 time Pan-American gold medalist and World's silver medalist among many other international medals - Sarah has over ten years of training, competition and teaching experience and shares her knowledge with her students.

Skill over strength.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is such a beautiful sport because it is based on using skill over strength, it does not meet force with force. When engaged in a close struggle, Jiu Jitsu maximizes the role of skill and science over strength and aggression, the art was originally created for the smaller person to beat the larger person. Many people have called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the game of human chess, an example of this would be because one person is trying to get an armbar, while the opponent is attempting a sweep, while they both defend accordingly while wrestling for a dominant position using skill. This art is a great aspect of fitness, engaging the mind just as much as the body so the participant forgets how hard they are training as they play their game of 'chess'.

A Focus on Fitness.

The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a phenomenal way to get into shape, and stay in shape. BJJ encourages the body to move in the way that it was always meant to, the natural movements of calisthenics to wrestling. BJJ promotes performance strength, and through this encourages healthy eating which in turn translates into the healthy lifestyle.

The Gentle Art

Jiu-Jitsu come from a Japanese phrase that is commonly translated as 'The Gentle Art'. At first glance this may seem like a misleading name! After all, the goal of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match is to control and submit an opponent. Limb attacks are designed to damage soft tissue and dislocate or even break bones. Chokes can render an opponent unconscious and even have the potential to kill. So why would the Japanese describe Jiu-Jitsu as being the gentle art?

  • As previously discussed, jiu-jitsu is based on using skill over strength.
  • Jiu-Jitsu is less violent than other striking arts. Sparring in jiu-jitsu is less violent and results in less serious injury than sparring with strikes does. Also, in jiu-jitsu there is such a thing as 'training smart', an agreement (this is called 'tapping') to stop implementing a technique once the training partner feels pressure or is uncomfortable - short of a permanent injury. This 'gentler' approach to live training means sparring (wrestling) can be done on a daily basis - with much less risk of permanently damaging yourself or your training partner.
  • Jiu-Jitsu promotes longevity. It is much more forgiving than many other athletic activities. When an individual trains smart at appropriate intensity, it builds the body up without breaking it down. So although the martial art or brazilian jiu-jitsu can inflict incredible harm, at the same time if an individual trains smart they can train all the way to age 101.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has also been known to decrease stress and anger. The sport promotes an easy-going laid-back attitude. Everyone gets together to train, and fun while doing it.

Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes.

At Pacific Top Team Kelowna we began a woman's only class to introduce women to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Showing them the basics and always giving tips and tricks throughout the class to beat a larger and stronger opponent. This is by far one of the best sports a female can partake in, and nothing short of life changing.

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