Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fastest growing sport and martial art in the nation. Through professional events, it has proven itself as the most effective pure martial art in the world.
What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Often abbreviated as BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a non-striking grappling martial art that was used to win three of the first four UFC-hosted Mixed Martial Art events that began in 1993. At these events Royce Gracie, a 170-pound man, used Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques to defeat opponents much larger and heavier than him who competed professionally in kickboxing, traditional boxing, karate, and wrestling. How could he win?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not require size and strength for you to be effective. Rather, men, women and children using BJJ have access to timing and technical application to defend and empower themselves against a larger attacker. INPAX's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is based around a complete system instructor Brian Cowin designed throughout 17 years, and incorporates wrestling and Judo techniques.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor team
Brian Cowin is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Marcello Montiero, and is considered one of the pioneers of the tri-state area competition scene. Brian consistently won championships in five weight classes in more than 400 professional and advanced division matches. Now one of the most sought after local BJJ instructors, Brian’s nickname is “The John Danaher of the Midwest” in reference to his knowledge and teaching ability.
Members of the law enforcement community also have found the concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to help with safely controlling suspects during arrest. Brian has taught arrest and control tactics to two SWAT teams in Ohio, where they currently use his techniques and concepts.
Heidi Allen, a proven strong competitor and patient teacher, leads our beginners BJJ program. Empowering people is very important to Heidi, and she is going to be an important female instructor and leader in the greater Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. Since joining our program Heidi has won 7 tournament brackets and is an exceptional blue belt.
Edward McGuinness, a highly technical blue belt, teaches our morning classes. Patient and detail-oriented, Edward is an excellent instructor and is currently working towards his purple belt.
We offer morning and evening Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs (BJJ) for beginners, all levels, and children. Check out our programming schedule for more information!
- Jiu Jitsu – Youth
DESCRIPTION: The Youth Only Jiu Jitsu course focuses on fun and challenging games and training to teach our children the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu. Each class is very challenging, yet unbelievably fun.
AGES: 5-12 (more mature “tweens” may consider Adult BJJ)
- Jiu Jitsu – Beginner
DESCRIPTION: This is the foundations class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While the course curriculum will focus on the fundamentals of BJJ; all levels of experience are encouraged to work on the foundations!
- Jiu Jitsu – All Levels
DESCRIPTION: This is our all-levels Jiu Jitsu designed for ages ranging from mature “tweens” through adulthood. This class will have your broadest range of experience and member demographics: from beginners and casual practitioners to high-level competitors.
AGES: “tween” and adult
PREREQUISITES: Beginner Jiu Jitsu recommended if new to BJJ.