Why Knuckleup Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position. Closely related to Judo, Jiu Jitsu is different in that it promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.
At Knuckleup Fitness, our instructors are leading Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters with more than 120 years of combined experience. Most of them have black belts in this martial arts style. A cornerstone of successful mixed-martial arts training, BJJ teaches students ground fighting and the ability to:
- Learn to gain a dominant position and secure a submission
- Use your weight to your advantage (no matter how big or small you are)
- Utilize pivot points on your opponents body for a take down.
Find out about our curriculum
Did we mention that we have four black belts on staff?
With full time Black Belt instructors Steve Mitchell and Quentin Rosenzweig teaching the majority of our classes and Professor Jim and Abrille and Professor Kazeka Muniz covering and helping with team training, there is no shortage of amazing instruction at KnuckleUp. If you add in our three Brown Belt instructors, CJ Wilson, Peter Alexander, and Moe Travis, along with our purple belt coaches Alex Enriquez and Melissa Rimoldi, we have a combined total of almost 120 years of grappling experience.
Our KnuckleUp Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs focuses on team building, comradely and of course competition. We believe that everyone can get something out of BJJ, regardless of athleticism, age, or experience. To read more about our philosophy in regards to training Jiu Jitsu please read our blog post regarding the subject, Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone
It doesn’t matter how you spell it, jujutsu, jujitsu, jiu-jitsu or BJJ, it’s for you. Promise. Come in and give it a go, you will see.