Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

BJJ is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. The system developed from a modified version of pre-World War II Judo including some techniques from Japanese Jujutsu and with a focus on ne-waza (ground technique). It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. BJJ can be trained for self-defense, sport grappling tournaments (Gi and no-Gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

Fundamentals Program

What are the principal qualities of a great fighter? What does it take for an ordinary person to realize to his or her own potential?

Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. The practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows individuals to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, and live training.

Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being.

The Fundamentals Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.

Benefit of Joining our Fundamentals Program:

·     Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

·     Increase focus, and energy

·     Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level

·     Learn Self-Defense

·     Increase self-confidence

Advanced Program

What comes after mastering the fundamentals? What is next on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?

The Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Competition Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.

While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.

After a few months in the Advanced Program students typically experience a deeper involvement in philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.

Advanced Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo,  and, of course, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Benefit of Joining our Advanced Program:

·     Learn the most effective take down techniques adapted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

·     Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques

·     Experience further improvements in overall fitness level

·     Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

·     Start shaping your Jiu-Jitsu game flow by working with the instructor on your favorite techniques

·     Step up to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions

Competition Program

The Competition Program is part of our adult program structure. While it does represent the student's arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.

The goal of this program is to further develop the student's Jiu-Jitsu game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program's dynamic curriculum and classes, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress.

It is in the Competition Program that most students truly grasp what they've been told since being white belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs gain new meaning as their BJJ game flow is defined as they work with defensive, non-cooperative opponents.

Students enrolled in the Competition Program are role models at our schools. Many are instructors who have the responsibility of sharing techniques and training philosophy with newer students. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.

Benefits of Joining our Competition Program:

·     Define your BJJ game flow

·     Learn cutting-edge BJJ techniques

·     Achieve greater physical fitness

·     Train with the best training partners in our school

·     Train for two hours straight

·     Start developing your teaching skills

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

This is the ultimate program, combining the techniques acquired in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Striking, and Wrestling. MMA is the most demanding of all the fighting sports designed to test strength and endurance. The Team-Choco MMA Program requires one to acclimate to spontaneous situations and demonstrate technique on an opponent successfully. You will discover the best kept secret about MMA-the best fighting competitors must know how to use their minds equally with martial art techniques. If you are interested in the martial arts and are looking for one that will push you regardless of fitness level, body competition, and flexibility – Our MMA Class is just for you!

Women Enabled

The Official Team-Choco Self-Defense Program for Women

The TEAM-CHOCO family wants our community to win the fight against sexual harassment. To help we are offering The Team-Choco Self-Defense Program “Women Enabled”! In this 10-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by an assailant. Each one-hour Women Enabled lesson addresses two techniques. No previous experience is needed! Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.  If you want to learn how to defend yourself in a fun, safe, and cooperative learning environment, Women Enabled is the course for you!