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Alliance BJJ Academy
10884 Sudley Manor
Manassas , VA 201099
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What is Jiu-Jitsu?

It was in Japan that this fighting style was given its name. The word Jiu-Jitsu means “gentle art”. What this means is that the movements should be executed without force. This allows anyone to be able to learn Jiu-Jitsu successfully. Because of the “principle of action and reaction”, using the weight and strength of your opponent against themselves, and also the technique which utilizes leverage to allow you to move an opponent who is both stronger and heavier, when used together, the end result is unbeatable and you can dominate your opponent, which is the objective. These guiding principles make Jiu-Jitsu an efficient use of mental and physical energy.

Jiu-Jitsu was created more than 2500 years ago by Buddhist monks, a nomadic and often frail people who were frequently plundered and robbed by others. Because of their religious beliefs they could not use weapons, and so they developed a form of self-defense. Studying the movements of animals, the monks realized the principle of leverage; allowing a much weaker individual to conquer a stronger, heavier opponent. With the spread of Buddhism this fighting style made its way across Asia, finally arriving in Japan, where it became an asset to the samurai; a class of exceptional warriors, whose job it was to defended their lords and masters. The samurai mastered several fighting techniques using such weapons as knives, spears, bows and arrows and they chose Jiu-Jitsu, as the hand-to-hand fighting style. Jiu-Jitsu stood out, despite the aggressiveness of that time period, by taking advantage of balance, or the lack of it, and flexibility, which is able to overcome brute force.


Come Learn From The Best

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Ricardo “Incredible” Ribeiro (born in 1983 in Campinas/SP, Brazil) started wrestling training in 2000 in Miami during high school. He learned about BJJ at the beginning of 2005 and started training with Boca De La Riva that April. Boca’s son gave him the nickname “Incredible” because of his similarity to Mr. Incredible, the movie hero.

In love with BJJ, he spent many hours training, and in 2007 decided to make it his career. He competed in the Florida state tournament and became the champion. After this event, craving the gold, his mission was to compete in every interstate competition. His most accomplished year so far was 2009. He won the 3rd place division and 3rd place absolute in the World Champion, earning his purple belt afterward. In 2011, he won 2nd place in the Pan American and in the same year he became the IBJJF World Champion and earned his brown belt. During his time as a brown belt, he won the Miami Open champion division and absolute, Las Vegas Open champion division and the 2nd place absolute, Florida state champion division and the absolute, Brazilian National 2nd place division, and Sao Paulo Open champion division.



Yes. BJJ is a martial art based on using leverage which allows a weaker and lighter weight individual to beat a stronger and heavier opponent. That’s why BJJ is recommended for everyone regardless of their physical condition, age or size. But as in any sport, you should check with your doctor before beginning any strenuous exercise.
Doing BJJ will help improve your physical condition in a fun and dynamic way. While performing the techniques you use your entire body while gaining flexibility and strength as well as burning calories, boosting your metabolism and losing weight. Of course, you must combine BJJ classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Accidents can happen in BJJ as in any other contact sport or other physical activity. In BJJ classes injuries can happen because the individual performs a technique incorrectly, so our methodology involves teaching the correct techniques to reduce the risk of injury and make BJJ as safe of a sport as possible.
BJJ has 2 grading methods depending on the age of the student. Students up to age 15 receive yellow, orange, and green belts. Students 16 and up can earn blue, purple, brown and black belts. At our academy we have a defined grading system where you prepare yourself for your belt exam with a determined amount of completed classes which varies from belt to belt. Each belt has four stripes to help students monitor their progress and once you earn a black belt, you can proceed to new levels based on how long you have been studying BJJ.
The class begins with a warm up which also serves as physical conditioning including stretching, strength training, explosion, development of specific Jiu-Jitsu skills, flexibility exercises, isometric exercises, etc. After warming up comes the technical training with repetitions of self-defense, control positions, submissions, take downs, joint locks and choke movements to name a few of the many Jiu-Jitsu techniques taught. Finally, we have free training more commonly known as “rolling” or we can do drills with positions and their variations of the day.
Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.
No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and prepare the students for the next level.
BJJ training focuses on discipline, self-control, respect, following rules, and instills other important values. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success. Kids who absorb these lessons carry them with them for their entire lives. The self-esteem that BJJ provides to our children may open more doors than only improving their grades in school.
Kids who study BJJ learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn that they should not attack but defend themselves if necessary.

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