Apex’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs are fun, safe, and suitable for both children and adults - regardless of fitness level or gender. Over the years, our academy has successfully produced many BJJ Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists, at both local and international competitions.
Apex is unique because we teach Sport BJJ, as well as the foundational Jiu Jitsu that is designed to be effective in real combat.
Our Fundamentals 1 program is a proven and comprehensive street self-defence Jiu-Jitsu system and Fundamentals 2 focuses on transitioning the student to the sport aspect of the art, while still making connections with "street-applicability".
This approach is unlike almost all other BJJ academies, who focus entirely on sport techniques. Once the student has been thoroughly introduced to both the combative and sport aspects of the art, they will be ready to progress to the Advanced Jiu-Jitsu program, which focuses on more expert refinements, and explorations of a broader variety of techniques.
Distinct from how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is introduced in most other academies, all of the techniques taught in Apex's Fundamentals 1 program focuses on the strategies and techniques necessary for dealing with a striking opponent in a real combative situation. The goal is provide a foundation of the self-defence and fighting skills made famous by the pioneers of Jiu Jitsu, prior to advancing to the sportive aspects of the art. This is a program for all participants regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. No prior experience is necessary. Fundamentals 1 is designed to provide a base knowledge of Jiu Jitsu as a martial art, in a safe and cooperative environment. The lessons in this program cover:
• The ability to take down an opponent who is throwing strikes at you
• The key techniques for positionally controlling a larger, stronger attacker on the ground
• The attacks and responses to the most common ground fighting situations
Although this program is called Fundamentals 1, Jiu Jitsu practitioners of all ranks and levels are welcome. If you have experience in BJJ, but have not received specific instruction on how to apply your skills in a "street” confrontation, you will benefit greatly from this program. You will augment your knowledge to include the Jiu Jitsu tactics necessary to efficiently respond to a larger opponent who is throwing punches at you - either standing or on the ground.
The skills in this program are designed to be developed through cooperative training, and reflex-development drills. There is no sparring in Fundamentals 1.
A continued exploration of the core principles and techniques of Jiu Jitsu, Fundamentals 2 introduces the sportive aspect of the art. The curriculum focuses on the basics of Jiu Jitsu against a skilled grappler. While "punch-awareness" is still encouraged, the engagement assumes that strikes are not allowed, as per sport competition rules. Besides continued technical instruction, positional sparring will also be used to help to develop the student’s muscle memory and physical understanding. Sport Jiu Jitsu sparring will also be introduced in Fundamentals 2, and will enable the practitioner to understand how to apply the techniques against a resistant opponent who also understands Jiu Jitsu.
In this program, the advanced aspects of Sport Jiu Jitsu are trained through cooperative partner work, drilling, and more intense sparring. Instruction will build on the sound offensive and defensive skills introduced in the Fundamentals program. The Advanced program is for students who have a strong basic understanding of Jiu Jitsu, and would like to develop a broader and deeper skill set. Classes will help further develop knowledge, reflexes, fluidity, and physical fitness. Beyond positional control and submission techniques, the student will also learn high-level transitions and strategies – both in Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu.