1Can I try a class before enrolling?
Yes, you can do five free classes if you need some time to decide if Jiu-Jitsu is for you. One or two classes is not enough time to get the full scope of what you can gain from BJJ. You’ll need to come in to fill out some paperwork and get entered into our computer system and you may wish to go ahead and pay your $99 registration fee so you’ll get your free gi (uniform), as that would be more cost effective than purchasing a gi separately.
2Do I have to be in shape to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
No. You can come as you are and work at a pace that is comfortable to you. Your fitness level will increase the more you train.
3Are classes co-ed?
Our Women’s classes are ladies only, but all other adult classes are co-ed. Although we cannot guarantee that a female will always have another female to train with, we always try to accommodate our female members, especially when they are just beginning their BJJ journey.
4Will Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teach me self defense techniques?
Yes. We teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu primarily for self defense.
5Do I have to compete?
6Is BJJ training safe?
Yes. While accidents are bound to happen in any contact sport, training BJJ is relatively safe. Most of the training is centered around technique, balance, leverage and control, usually reducing the probability of injury and accidents. We are also very strict about enforcing being a good training partner, specifically regarding doing your best to not injure other students you are working with.
7Am I too old to train?
8Do you allow visitors?
Yes, visitors are more than welcome to come and train with us at any time.
9Do I need to make reservations to attend classes?
No, you do not need to make reservations, however we do appreciate a heads up if you are coming in for the first time intending to train (you can email or call) and we ask that you arrive about 30 minutes early so that you can fill out a waiver, get set up in our computer system, and get familiar with the facility.
10Do you have any GI or No Gi restrictions?
Our primary focus is Gi, but we offer two No Gi classes per week. See the schedule for timings. In addition, your No Gi attire should be free of pockets, zippers, and buttons.
11Do I have to wear a Vida Jiu-Jitsu branded gi?
No, you may wear gis and patches from any academy affiliation. We do require that you wear clean/hygenic attire for each class you attend.
12If I attend a gi class, do I need to wear a gi?
13Do you rent gis?
No, but we do have a few loaner gis (we can’t guarantee your size will always be available), you will receive a free Vida gi when you sign up and pay your registration fee, and we have gis available for sale.
14Do you have showers and a locker rooms?
We have men's and women's bathrooms/changing rooms with lockable doors, we have a shower, and we have cubbies in the main hallway just outside the mat entrance. Please bring your own towel and toiletries for showers.
15Do you have any gym rules that I should be aware of?
Yes, we have a gym etiquette sign up in the gym that we recommend you read through before attending any classes. That information is also available at the top of this page.
16Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, please contact us for more information.