Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Cleveland Ohio

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by 1-UP Jiu Jitsu in Cleveland Ohio

Our mission at 1-Up Jiu Jitsu/Team Chard West is to provide detailed instruction in Sports Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, and Self Defense at affordable prices that defy the current state of the market. We believe in the value of training both with and without the gi, as each style contributes to the development of the other. Please contact us for class information.

Class Info and Times

BJJ Fundamentals

(6:30-7:30 Mon & Thurs, 11:00-12:00 Sat )

Learn the fundamental submission holds, escapes, takedowns, and self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Fundamental class is designed to integrate new students into the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu without the pressure of live sparring (rolling) while helping experienced students brush up on the basic skills that are used in competition and self-defense scenarios. The class consists of:

  • Organized Warm Up
  • Technical Instruction
  • Situational Drilling

BJJ All Levels

(7:30-8:30 Mon & Thurs)

Expands on techniques taught in the Fundamentals class with increased emphasis on variation and improvisation in live scenarios. The All Levels class is intended for students that are interested in live training and potentially tournament competition. Participation is required to advance in belt rank, as Jiu-Jitsu is not effective if it cannot be applied to a resisting opponent. Tournament competition IS NOT required to advance in belt rank.

Kids BJJ

(Tues and Thurs 5:30-6:30 pm and Sat 10-11am)

Children from the ages of 5 to 12 will learn the basic self-defense techniques taught by the Gracie family to prevent bullying and build self-confidence in everyday life. Jiu-Jitsu teaches the student how to effectively defend his or herself from an attacker that may be bigger and stronger using leverage, and without using punches or kicks. Classes will be conducted wearing the gi, which is the traditional uniform of Jiu-Jitsu.

No-Gi Grappling Fundamentals

(6:30-7:30 Tues)

Similar to BJJ Fundamentals, but the class will be conducted wearing shorts and a t-shirt or rash guard instead of the traditional kimono. No Gi Fundamentals will also introduce Leg Locking techniques much earlier than BJJ Fundamentals due to prohibitions against many leg attacks in standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rules. This class will not require live rolling, but live situational drilling will be included.

This class should be required for anyone interested in joining the fight team in the future.

No-Gi All Levels

(7:30-8:30 Tues)

Similar to BJJ All Levels, with a heavy emphasis on live rolling. Students training for MMA competition are encouraged to bring gloves to this class if they would like. Generally though, striking on the ground will not be covered in these sessions.

Supervised Open Training 

(6:30-TBD Fri)

Bring a gi, or don’t… this is an open, unstructured session for live rolling, drilling, or simply exchanging information with teammates.

Saturday Tournament Training

(12:00-1:30 Sat)

Similar to the BJJ All Levels class, but with more emphasis on takedowns and drilling at a faster pace than the regular class. This session is designed to meet the needs of our tournament competitors but is also a great workout for our casual students.


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