Schedule

*Note: RSVP required. RSVPs are collected in our team groupchat.

**Note: Informal student run open mat. Members only. Organized in team groupchat.

Interested in a free trial class or private lessons? Check out our Getting Started page.

Drop-ins for members of other schools welcome: $30 cash day pass.

Special restrictions apply to competition classes, see below.

Fundamentals

Class is open to all levels but with structure and course material designed with white belts in mind. Class is mainly composed of light resistance, non-competitive, live games and ends with positional training focusing on major themes in the curriculum. Students are not expected to have deep knowledge of themes and positions, but are expected to apply themselves fully. No full sparring rounds (exception: morning classes). Blue belts and up are required to assist lower ranks during the core of the class. 

Class length: 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (mornings).

Advanced

Class is open to all levels but with structure and course material designed for advanced ranks. Like most classes, advanced classes are built around a core of low resistance, live games. Every advanced class ends with several positional rounds and full sparring rounds. Students are expected to have prior knowledge of major themes and positions. Although ambitious white belts are allowed and encouraged to attend, class pace and resources will not be adjusted assist beginner level students. Advanced ranks interested in progress and promotion are highly recommended to attend. 

Class length: 1 hour 30 minutes.

All levels

Class is open to all levels but with structure and course material designed to suit the average of the room. Coaches dedicate resources to outliers above and below the average skill level of the class. All levels classes generally conclude with several positional rounds and full sparring rounds. While new students attending all levels classes are recommended to avoid full sparring rounds for better safety and skill development, beginner level students are always encouraged to apply themselves fully during the low resistance, live game portion of class. 

Class length: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Wrestling for jiu jitsu

Wrestling for Jiu Jitsu classes are designed to serve as a supplement to core Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Classes focus on bringing the fight to the ground with various takedown techniques as well as resisting or countering an opponent trying to do the same. Class generally begins with a gymnastic warm up, with the class structure containing a mix of instruction and drilling with no resistance, live games with light resistance, and takedown sparring. Beginner level students are always recommended to avoid full sparring, especially with takedowns. Class length: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Competition class

Competition class is the highest intensity class on the schedule and as such is only open to students with at least 6 months experience. Class is designed to push students to their physical, mental, and technical limit. Students can expect a demanding and confrontational style of coaching not present in the other classes. Due to increased intensity, additional rules apply to this class: students who arrive more than 5 minutes late will not be permitted to join, students who leave early (barring injury) will receive a one month ban from competition class.

Competition class at Queens Jiu Jitsu is open to visitors, free of charge, who meet the following criteria: 
– At least one year experience

– Currently train and have an active membership at a qualified Jiu Jitsu academy.

Class length: Fridays 7:15-8:30PM, 1 hour and 15 minutes

Gi Brazilian jiu jitsu

Gi Jiu Jitsu classes are practiced in the traditional “gi” uniform. While students practicing regularly are expected to have their own gi, brand new students can borrow an academy uniform for their first class. While gis are available for purchase at the academy, there are no restrictions on where uniforms are purchased or what color they are. Initial white belts and belts awarded by the academy are free of charge. In training, the gi material provides extra friction which slows the game down and can assist beginners in skill development due to the more manageable pace of people’s movements. The uniform also provides grips which can be used to control or apply submissions. 

Required gear: Gi top & bottom, belt. Footwear for walking off the mats (no walking off the mats barefoot)

Optional gear: mouthpiece (recommended), cup (plastic only, no steel cups)

no-Gi Brazilian jiu jitsu

No Gi Jiu Jitsu classes are practiced in athletic wear without the traditional “gi” uniform. Students are expected to bring their own gear. While rashguards and shorts are made available for purchase at the academy, there are no restrictions on brand or color of no-gi gear. In training, the lack of a uniform makes movements slightly faster and training partners more difficult to control. Students will appreciate the additional freedom of movement but will be challenged by their training partners possessing the same advantage.

Required gear:

Top: T shirt or compression shirt covering the entire upper torso and upper arms. Tanks tops or sleeveless shirts, sports bras, or other tops which expose the upper arms, belly, or chest are not appropriate.

Bottom: Athletic or grappling shorts, females can also wear modest leggings. Males wearing leggings or compression shorts will need need to wear an additional set of athletic or grappling shorts over top.

Footwear for walking off the mats (no walking off the mats barefoot)

Optional gear: mouthpiece (recommended), cup (plastic only, no steel cups)