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Top 10 jiu jitsu classes in Pontiac, MI

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Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Tianna R. says, "I love the patience that Kwanjanim has with his students!!! He has taught my children more than just how to protect themselves. He encourages his students to have respect for themselves, family, and others; integrity and confidence." Read more
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Kathy M. says, "I needed to train for a triathlon. One mile swim. I trained with Chris 2 days a week and I was ready for the race. I came in 3rd place at Escape the Cape triathlon. Chris got me swim ready with challenging workouts in the pool, excellent coaching tips, gave me the tools I needed to swim freestyle efficiently. I became faster, stronger and my endurance was amazing after weeks of training. I highly recommend Chris for your swimming lessons no matter what level you are." Read more
Holloway's Isshin Ryu Karate

Holloway's Isshin Ryu Karate

New on Lessons
Top Pro
43+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
We acept students at any level of training and work with them to progress into solid practitioners. Experience is not necessary, neither is physical talent. Watching people reach their full potential.
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " Read more
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

5.0(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Katherine D. says, "My son and I have been students of Owner/Head Instructor Gehrik Mohr at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights for nearly nine years. We were hooked after our first lesson, and have trained consistently ever since. Mr. Mohr has a unique ability to tailor his teaching methods to the individual needs of each student, no matter their age or abilities, resulting in greatly enhanced depth of learning. The results extend far beyond the scope of the curriculum into improved life skills in general. His enthusiasm for effective teaching in a positive manner are truly exemplary. I recommend Mr. Mohr with the highest level of confidence. " Read more
Jiu-jitsu Kickboxing Boxing Mixed Martial Arts

Jiu-jitsu Kickboxing Boxing Mixed Martial Arts

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Welcome, I have 10 years of Jiu-Jitsu experience and I'm currently holding a brown belt. I specialize in Jiu-Jitsu for self defense and Mixed Martial Arts. My teaching is great for all levels and I enjoy breaking down the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. I love helping and welcoming beginners learn and enjoy the art. I also have over 30 years of Boxing and Kickboxing experience. I've been a head Kickboxing instructor for 7 years and I have my own curriculum that works great if you're a beginner or more advanced in the arts. I focus on the basic fundamentals that are tried and true throughout the years. If you are thinking about starting your m
Smash Hit Kickboxing Club

Smash Hit Kickboxing Club

5.0Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
16 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Shurly B. says, "Personal attention and willingness to work with you especially me and my friend because we are 72&74 years old" Read more
Metropolitan Karate Academy

Metropolitan Karate Academy

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
We teach and our students with the basics of "Tang Soo Do" with the essentials of Traditional karate, Sport Karate and Self Defense! We also have weapons trainong with Modern Arnis which is Filipino Stick Fighting!
Citizen Defense Training

Citizen Defense Training

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
We teach current crime prevention and awareness strategies to increase the likelihood of avoiding a violent encounter. The techniques are designed to be effective without strength, fitness, or youth. Most self defense programs and martial arts programs mostly utilize pain as a tool to end the encounter. Let me ask you; what do you do when an attacker, due to intoxication or mental illness, can't feel pain? The answer is Citizen Defense Training. Our programs utilize the principles of balance displacement and leverage and we attack how the body functions to be effective with minimal effort. Our goal is for you to escape from a dangerous situa...
Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Pontiac, MI
Started in 2012 Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley is an extension of Detroit Kung Fu Academy. We teach Ving Tsun ( Wing Chun ) Kung Fu system and have a strong Kung Fu lineage going back to Yip Man. We work closely with the current Grandmaster of the style - Moy Tung, on our curriculum. Dedicated Instructors, all with over 10 years of experience, are there to guide you on your way to learn martial arts and self defense.

Your jiu jitsu questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do jiu-jitsu classes cost?

The average cost of jiu-jitsu classes is $50 to $200 per month, depending on the class age range, number of classes per week, your commitment or contract length, and the instructor's expertise and reputation. Jiu-jitsu gyms and academies are more expensive if they have well-known instructors who are national champions on staff.

In addition to the monthly class or gym fee, you'll have extra costs for gis and belts. A jiu-jitsu gi costs $60 to $120 on average, while belts cost $15 to $30. Some gyms also charge a fee for belt promotion. However, this is frowned upon by reputable academies and is often considered a warning sign of a low-quality gym.

What is jiu-jitsu?

Jiu-jitsu is a self-defense martial art based on grappling and ground control, focusing on the skill of taking your opponent to the ground and wrestling for a dominant position. jiu-jitsu uses the principles of leverage, pressure, grip, timing, and angles to subdue your opponent.

Jiu-Jitsu classes provide:

  • Self-defense skills
  • A fun and exciting way to improve your fitness
  • Increased focus and concentration

Where did jiu-jitsu originate?

Japanese martial arts expert Mitsuyo Maeda was the first to bring grappling and groundwork-focused jiu-do demonstrations to other countries. In 1914, Carlos Gracie became one of Maeda's first Brazilian students. Carlos and his brother Hélio Gracie, along with fellow students Luis França and Oswaldo Fadda, later went on to develop Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Is jiu-jitsu a good workout?

Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, conditioning, and endurance.

Is jiu-jitsu good for self-defense?

Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective self-defense martial art. Jiu-jitsu teaches you how to control a stronger and larger opponent, allowing smaller or weaker individuals to defend themselves and increasing their ability to escape dangerous confrontations.

Is jiu-jitsu dangerous?

Though jiu-jitsu is a contact sport, when practiced with proper technique and form it is safer than many other martial arts because it doesn't focus on striking your opponent with punches and kicks. In statewide competitions, jiu-jitsu resulted in fewer injuries than judo, Taekwondo, mixed martial arts, or traditional wrestling.

Is jiu-jitsu good for kids?

Jiu-jitsu can be extremely beneficial for kids, helping them to:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve discipline and focus
  • Increase strength and resilience
  • Develop respect for themselves and others
  • Foster new friendships
  • Improve coordination and body awareness

Where can I find the best jiu-jitsu classes near me?

Follow these tips to find jiu-jitsu academies and gyms near you:

  • Look for a reputable academy that focuses on jiu-jitsu rather than a mixed martial arts gym.
  • Research the instructors' competition record and reputation.
  • Read academy and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm the academy offers classes for your experience level.
  • Visit the academy in person to confirm it is clean and well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Take advantage of their free day or week-long trial membership to ensure the school is a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask jiu-jitsu academies?

When researching new jiu-jitsu academies, be sure to ask these questions:

  • Is the gym beginner friendly?
  • What kind of contracts do you offer?
  • Do you offer a free trial class?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • How many students do you have?
  • How many students are in a typical class?
  • What is the instructor's lineage and competition record?
  • What kind of uniform is required? Do you offer no-gi classes?
  • Do your students and instructors compete regularly?
  • Do you charge for belt promotions?
  • How often do you clean your mats?

Reviews for Pontiac jiu jitsu classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pontiac area.
Carlton R.
THE WAY MR. DAVIS TEACHES AND WORKS WITH CHILDREN IS WHAT MY GRAND CHILDREN NEEDS AT THIS TIMES. SOMETIMES ANWSER MAYBE LEST THEN 100 CHARTERS
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club
Yebin C.
Been working with Chris for about 6months now since last Nov. He's patient and great at teaching. He is flexible in schedueling so I've never had any issue with getting my lessons done in my crazy schedule. Definitely recommend him!
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))
Aaron G.
I am a Teacher's Assistant working with Autistic students and I love to study Martial Arts when I'm not working in school. I find Gehrik Mohr to be one of the best instructors I've had in a while. He understands what is important in Martial Arts and is able to adapt to the students level to work from where they are at. He pays attention to details making sure students learn the fundamentals first before working toward harder stuff as to avoid injury and ensure the students are learning properly. There is also a large focus on self discipline and etiquette which is both very powerful for people to learn, particularly children, but also something I have seen skipped in other systems. The classes can also be fun at times, with us training in the park or being given interesting challenges for the day. I have been to several schools and styles of Martial Arts and I have found no better place to train in the area than at Kuk Sool Won Madison Heights under Gehrik Mohr. I would suggest his classes to anyone interested in Martial Arts or Fitness in general. I also highly suggest this for any parents who want their child to learn self control, etiquette, and a plethora of other skills useful in school and at home.
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts of Madison Heights
Dr. A.
Personal attention
Smash Hit Kickboxing Club
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