The Midwest Training Center offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for men and women of all levels and ability from novices with no previous experience to the most advanced practitioners of the art.
People that are new to Jiu-Jitsu are often surprised that the smaller and weaker person can defend themselves against a larger, stronger and physically opposing individual by using proper Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
BJJ is not a “striking” art, so size, power, strength, or athleticism are not pre-requisites for success in learning and applying BJJ techniques. BJJ is considered a combat sport and a self-defense system and uses submission holds, joint locks and choke holds to subdue the opponent.
BJJ is a very effective style in which a fighter can use little to no strength to subdue a much larger opponent. Many MMA fighters train in BJJ to prepare them for grappling and ground fighting, which can be useful when a fighter is up against a wrestler with his back to the mat.
Our Jiu-Jitsu training program is designed to teach students the necessary skills that can be used for both self-defense and for competition. Our classes are designed to teach the fundamental techniques of BJJ that will serve as the foundation for all future learning and more advanced development.
We have found that both men & women choose to train in martial arts for a variety reasons: fitness, stress reduction, a sense of empowerment, and competition to name just a few. However, learning self-defense is by far the most common reason women choose to train in martial arts. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is almost tailor made for women as a method of self-defense as it was developed from its origin to neutralize any advantage of power, size, or strength.