|Katy BJJ Academy is The Real Deal
When It Comes To Legit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training!
|A WORD OF ADVICE
If you’re a beginner to Jiu-Jitsu, I must warn you about a few things – You should know
that not all schools are created equal and it is very important that you make an educated
decision before picking a school.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the UFC and other Mixed Martial Arts events,
everyone and their brother is re-labeling their schools as “MMA” or “Grappling” schools. As
an experiment, go into last year’s phone book and see how many Karate schools have
become “Mixed Martial Arts” schools. My point is: You have to be selective when choosing
a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school.
In fact, you should NEVER join a school or BJJ program unless it meets
ALL the following FIVE criteria:
1.Their instructors are qualified. What are the instructors’ credentials? Have they
competed? What is the reputation of the organization that they represent i.e. do they “sell”
belts? Remember, if you want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you must learn from a creditable
2.The school MUST have a written curriculum. Is there a method to the madness? You’ll
be shocked to know how many schools don’t follow a step-by-step program so neither the
teacher nor the student knows where they are going and how far along they are.
Surprising but true.
3.The school must produce winners. Ask yourself, has this school produced any national
champs or winning teams? No matter the credentials of the instructor, it does you no good
if he can’t pass on that expertise. Find out who these winners are – are they all Div 1
athletes or are they taking “normal” people and bringing them to a championship level?
What level are their best athletes competing and succeeding at?
4.The school should have a diverse group of students. Some programs are attended only
by casual non-competitive grapplers who just want a place to hang out and shoot the
breeze. Other programs consist only of 18-25 year old wannabe MMA fighters. Whether
you want to be physically fit, learn self defense, train for the World Championships, are a
man, are a woman, are out-of-shape, or are an Olympic athlete, the school should have a
program for you when you start and a program to progress toward.
5.The prices are NOT unbelievably low. Remember that you get what you pay for. Lots of
places offer Jiu Jitsu and MMA training just like many restaurants have steak on the menu
BUT there is a big difference between getting steak at Applebees and ordering steak at
Ruth’s Chris. These “bargain” schools usually have dirty facilities, unqualified instructors,
and limited schedules. Make sure you distinguish between AFFORDABILITY and VALUE
if you are forced to consider training at these kinds of places.
Of course, it’s a given that the school should be clean and well-maintained, and the staff,
courteous and professional.
|At Katy BJJ we meet these criteria!
Our goal is to provide you with the best of Jiu-Jitsu training
in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
|Welcome to Katy BJJ! We are the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
school in Katy, TX. We are an official BJJ Revolution Team affiliate
offering world class instruction for all ages and everyone in the
family. Open 6 days a week for Group and Individual Lessons.
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