What is bJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art based on the principle that even a smaller and weaker individual can defend themselves against a larger and stronger opponent by using leverage and weight distribution. By taking the fight to the ground, the BJJ practitioner can subdue their opponent through the use of control positions, joint locks, and strangles.

Today, BJJ has evolved into a sport, but it remains a highly effective form of self-defense. Jiu-Jitsu Republic Oxford aims to make this martial art accessible, friendly, and fun for everyone in the Oxford area. BJJ training is suitable for women, men, and children of all ages and abilities.

If you’re looking for high-quality BJJ training in Oxford, Jiu-Jitsu Republic Oxford is the place to be. Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of BJJ, help you develop your skills, and support you in achieving your goals. Whether you’re interested in self-defense or sport, BJJ is an excellent way to improve your physical fitness and mental well-being.

BJJ Oxford Team Photo
BJJ Oxford Team Photo
BJJ Oxford Belt System

Belt system

BJJ uses a belt system to signify a person’s technical knowledge, practical skills and length of time training. There is no formal syllabus or set standards that determine when a bjj practitioner is ready to be promoted to the next belt. You are assessed on how well you do in your everyday training and awarded a belt in a normal class rather than in a specific ceremony.

The belt system is an essential aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and represents a practitioner’s technical knowledge, practical skills, and length of training. BJJ does not have a formal syllabus or set standards for promoting practitioners to the next belt level. Instead, promotions are based on the individual’s performance in everyday training.

In BJJ, the belt promotion process is unique in that it happens during a regular class rather than in a formal ceremony. During training, practitioners are continually assessed based on their skill level, technique, and application of knowledge. If a practitioner demonstrates a high level of proficiency, they may be awarded the next belt by their instructor.

At Jiu-Jitsu Republic Oxford, we believe that the belt system is an excellent way to track progress and encourage growth. Our experienced instructors will work closely with you to develop your skills and knowledge, providing the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we welcome you to join our BJJ community and start your journey towards mastering this fantastic martial art.

Adult belts:

BJJ Oxford Belt System

This belt bridges the gap between beginners level and intermediate level. A blue belt will have learned a large range of fundamental techniques as a white belt and will be able to deal with a bigger, more athletic novice.

The blue belt is the belt of knowledge accumulation and applying the techniques that work for you.   

This is the intermediate adult ranking. The IBJJF requires you to have spent a minimum of two years as a blue belt to become eligible to receive a purple belt.
As a purple belt you have a wealth of techniques available to you. Now is the time to fully develop your specific game, linking your game together in logical sequences.

As you already have a good sense of what works for you, brown belt is considered a level for refining techniques and practical skills.

That’s not to say that you won’t be adding any new techniques to your repertoire, as brown belt comes with the extended rule-set which includes knee-bars and toe-holds

The IBJJF requires that a student has spent a minimum of one and a half years ranked as a purple belt to be eligible to receive a brown belt.

Black belt denotes an expert level of technical and practical skill.

The IBJJF requires that a student has spent a minimum of one year ranked as a brown belt to be eligible to receive a black belt.

Why BJJ?

BJJ offers a plethora of benefits, but the primary reason why people engage in this sport is that they find it enjoyable. BJJ is a dynamic martial art that provides a fun and exciting challenge, with many different aspects to learn and master. Each practitioner develops their unique style, based on their body type, athleticism, flexibility, mindset, and other physical and mental attributes.

Despite the individual aspect of BJJ, there is also a strong team element to the sport. Practitioners get to know their teammates on a personal level and often form close friendships that extend beyond the mat. This team spirit is most evident when competing in BJJ tournaments, where teammates and coaches rally around competitors, providing encouragement and support.

At Jiu-Jitsu Republic Oxford, we believe that BJJ is not just a sport, but also a community. Our team of experienced instructors and friendly practitioners create a welcoming and supportive environment where everyone can learn and grow together. Whether you’re interested in competing or simply improving your physical fitness and mental well-being, BJJ is an excellent way to challenge yourself and have fun. Join us today and discover the many benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

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Oxford BJJ Social
Oxford BJJ Team Photo
Oxford BJJ Social