Welcome to Springfield BJJ
We specialize in both Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu JItsu, BJJ.
Springfield BJJ offers classes for men, women, and children in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Our classes are great for getting in shape, learning self defense, or competition in Sport BJJ and even MMA.
Whether you have extensive experience or have never been on the mat in your life, you will find a family friendly, professional atmosphere full of people that are ready to help you achieve your goals.
According to Helio Gracie, Brazilian Jiujitsu was developed in order "to protect the indivisual, the older man, the weak, the child, the lady and the young woman from being dominanted and hurt by some bum because they don't have the physical attributes to defend themselves." Because jiujitsu emphasizes use of core muscles instead of the upper body, women and children are able to use leverage and technique to protect themselves in situations in which they would normally be at disadvantage if they were trying to rely on strength. Jiujitsu has tremendous amounts of self defense application, allowing the practioner to place themselves in positions of significant advantage and allowing them to escape, or finish the fight. Helio believed you should "always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength." On the wall mats you'll notice the motto of the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiujitsu Association. "Technique Conquers All"
You will notice the clean and friendly environment your first time through the door. At Springfield BJJ your first class is always free, with that we encourage people to come in and see what its all about for themselves.