Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting, with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint locks and choke holds to force an opponent to submit.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique and leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground. Once on the ground, the fight can be ended by applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. At Flashback Martial Arts, we train for both self-defense and sport tournaments.
The majority of our classes are taught by 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt William Krieg. He’s been training jiu-jitsu since 1997 and actively teaching since starting a grappling club in 2000. Classes range from students with no previous experience through those who’ve trained for years in various grappling arts or military combatives. A typical class will work students through conditioning, drilling technique and sparring (referred to as “rolling”).
No equipment is required during your ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL PERIOD or your FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON. However, once students decide to continue they are required to buy a uniform (gi). Uniforms are sold at Flashback Martial Arts or are available on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Resources page under the FAQs link. Optional equipment includes groin protection, mouthguard and ear protection.
For additional news and information about Flashback Martial Arts, please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlashbackBJJ or stop in and visit us at 2310 W College Ave, Suite G in Appleton, WI. Call us at 920-205-8118. All new members are offered a one week free trial period!