Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I will like it?
A: You can try out 1 WEEK OF ALL OUR CLASSES FOR FREE before signing-up for any program.

The only way to know if you will like one of our programs is to test it out for yourself!  The fact is, we are in the business of combat sports. But the good news is that through our programs, we give you the tools to adapt each sport/self defense style to your lifestyle.  See if we are the right fit for you and your family. We are confident that you will feel what sets Triumph Brazilian Jiu Jitsu apart from the rest.

Q: What am I supposed to wear?
A: For your first class, be sure to wear some comfortable clothes…t-shirt, shorts/sweatpants. If you are joining in for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, we will provide a Kimono (gi) for you to train in. If you are partaking in boxing or wrestling, comfortable loose fitting clothes are best.

Q: Will there be contact fighting?
A: If you are taking part in our boxing classes, there is no sparring. However, both BJJ and Wrestling are full contact sports, and mouth guards are recommended.

Q: What should I expect my first class?

A: The first part of class consists of a quick warm-up which includes stretching, core work, and movement drills. After the warm-up, the intructor(s) will show the technique of the day (usually, the instructor follows a specific topic of the week). The last part of class is the “rolling”, which is the grappling equivalent to sparring. You DO NOT have to roll your very first day, but you are welcome to. The instructor will typically pair you up with someone who is more experienced so that they can work with you and guide you through the rolling process.

Q: I’m not exactly in the best physical shape/I’m a little older/I’m a woman. When I’m in class, will I have training partners who will be willing to work with me?

A: Yes. Our students range from ages 15-40+ and are men and women of all different shapes, sizes, and levels. You will see that finding someone to train with who is comparable in shape, size, and age is not hard at all. We also have many higher ranked students who will be able to work with you in a way where you can be challenged, but still go at a pace that you will feel comfortable with.

Q: I’m not sure if I will be able to keep up with the pace of the class. Do I need to be in shape before I start taking classes?

A: No. As you participate in class, you will develop your cardio and endurance through the regular training. Weight loss, muscle development, coordination and overall better physical fitness are just SOME of the rewards that come from training Jiu-Jitsu. Also, you are welcomed to pace yourself throughout the class. We always want you to try your hardest, but we understand that, if you reach your limit, you must sit out at certain times.

Q: I’m just looking to get in shape/learn self-defense/learn something new and I don’t think I want to compete. Will my training be different/will I not receive the same attention because I do not intend on being a competitor?

A: Absolutely not. We understand that not everyone plans to be a fighter or competitor, but you will still receive the training and attention as if you were one of our competitors. Whether your goal is to lose weight, learn to defend yourself, or compete, the techniques and skills you will learn will always be detailed and relevant.

Q: What is the basic etiquette while in class?

A: These are some general rules to follow during training:

  • Keep your uniform clean
  • Avoid foul language
  • Respect everyone. The instructors are your friends, but you must still maintain good conduct. Show respect, get respect.
  • Check your attitude and ego at the door. Bad attitudes will not be tolerated. Your first offense will get you sent home. Your second offense will get you dismissed from the school, permanently
  • Be on time for class (If late, ask the instructor for permission to enter class)
  • Let the instructor know ahead of time if you need to leave class early
  • Call your instructor if you will be absent for a length of time
  • Always bow or shake hands before rolling
  • NEVER get too aggressive while rolling. You should pace yourself – don’t grind or crank away in order to get the submission
  • No shoes on the mat
  • Refrain from horseplay, talking, and interrupting while your instructor is teaching
  • Keep yourself properly groomed
  • All students must line up at the end of all Gi classes to be excused by the instructor