Posted On:4/28/2010 7:53pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Their website states the following:
At BJJ Launceston - Gracie Oceania we teach complete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). This includes throws, take-downs and ground submission fighting. It also includes joint lock imobilisation and striking skills in the self defence sessions. BJJ was developed for use in surviving the mean streets in the cities and slums of Brazil. In Brazil it is just called Jiu-Jitsu. From this it has developed into a fun , energetic and safe sport which people of all ages can practice.
At BJJ Launceston we like to teach the use of BJJ as a sport without forgetting it's roots and origins to do this we also teach the self defence aspects of BJJ. Traditionally it is taught wearing a Gi as a uniform but we also teach no Gi as well in the summer sessions. In BJJ the main emphasis is finishing your opponent on the ground where size and strength loses it's main advantage this is achieved through joint manipulation and chokes. Over 90% of fights end up on the ground but 100% start standing up so at BJJ Launceston emphasis is placed on how you get there safely! and giving you the skills to walk away.
I've rolled with the club on and off for a couple of years now, and find this is a pretty good description. The main instructors are awesome, with Brad & Jim (both Brown Belts) taking most of the classes. There is a fairly steady stream of guest instructors running seminars (usually BJJ Black Belts, with the odd Judoka etc) as well, coming down from the mainland or up from Hobart.
The Good: The attitude & skills of the instructors, and the attitude they foster amongst the other rollers. People there are interested in rolling, and being the best grappler they can. Not winning competitions, not being an eleet ninjer, not an xxxtreme cage-fighter.
The Bad: Not super-focussed on MMA or self-defence. 90% of the time you will be rolling from a kneeling start. Leans pretty heavily towards sports BJJ as opposed to Self-Defence BJJ. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want to round yourself out as a fighter you will need to crosstrain in striking and takedowns.
The Ugly: The mat can get pretty cramped sometimes. But that's about it.
Last edited by Tasman; 4/28/2010 8:11pm at .
Posted On:4/29/2010 5:26am
Style: Judo, BJJ
Sounds like a well-thought out review, but we have a system for creating a review. It is here.
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Posted On:4/29/2010 5:57am
yeah, I used that guide when giving the number ratings on the side there. Should I go into more detail in my main post with that sort of thing?
Posted On:5/03/2010 1:08pm
No, it looks good. If it was there before, maybe my browser didn't load it the first time or something.
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