At Fight Den MMA, we focus our Judo, and classical Jiu Jitsu for no gi competition and MMA. We do use the gi from time to time to teach collar chokes, and practice Krav Maga street safety techniques to counter chokes, and to learn street Judo throw. Proficiency in all grappling styles is key, but here at Fight Den we want our students to win ADCC titles and become mixed martial arts superstars which is why we practice our Judo with both the Gi and No Gi
Remember, Judo and BJJ are sister arts. Both practice throwing, slams, and takedowns! What do all of the top MMA fighters have in common: a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Anyone who has a solid base in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has the upper hand once the fight hits the ground. It is a great defense against wrestlers as well as strikers who aren’t as adept in the art. In fact, more fighters who aren’t as highly ranked in BJJ have found it necessary to learn how to defend it or prevent it from being used. There are days when you feel like you’re at the top of the world and then there are some days where you wonder why you even bothered to attend class. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu exposes you to a roller coaster of emotions that not only makes you stronger physically but mentally and emotionally as well. You have to be ready to accept failure, learn from it and move on. Doing so determines how far you’ll succeed in the martial art. Whether you are a black belt or a white belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to accept that you will never fully become a master of your martial art of choice. Not only are there hundreds of techniques out there but there are also new ones being discovered everyday. You then realize that the only way to improve is to continuously work on it everyday and remind yourself that you have a lot to learn. By taking it one step at a time and acknowledging your achievements, who knows how far you’ll go?