FAQS

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF CARLSON GRACIE SURREY, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND COMPLETE THE ONLINE SIGN UP PROCESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU JOINING OUR TEAM!

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT US, OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRYING A FREE CLASS TO SEE IF YOU ENJOY TRAINING AT OUR ACADEMY, PLEASE CONTACT US HERE OR CALL DAVE PAWAN ON 07765 891839.

WHILST THE IDEA OF WALKING INTO A MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY FOR THE FIRST TIME MIGHT FEEL A BIT INTIMIDATING, ALL OF OUR INSTRUCTORS AND THE REST OF THE TEAM ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE, AND WE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL VERY WELCOME. BUT DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT WHAT SOME OF OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US.

WHICH CLASSES ARE SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?

ALTHOUGH THE FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES ARE SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT THOSE WITH LITTLE OR NO PREVIOUS GRAPPLING EXPERIENCE, BEGINNERS ARE VERY WELCOME AT ANY OF OUR CLASSES.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR AND BRING TO CLASSES?

TO BEGIN WITH, ALL YOU NEED IS COMFORTABLE CLOTHING (T-SHIRT AND SHORTS) AND A DESIRE TO LEARN. YOU MAY ALSO WISH TO BRING WITH YOU SOME WATER AND A TOWEL AS YOU CAN EXPECT A TOUGH WORKOUT!

IF YOU OWN A JUDO OR BJJ GI THEN THAT IS IDEAL FOR THE BJJ GI CLASSES, IF NOT THEN A T-SHIRT AND SHORTS WILL BE FINE FOR YOUR FIRST FEW CLASSES. WE HAVE SPARE GIS THAT CAN BE LOANED TO VISITORS ON REQUEST.

ALSO, IF YOU HAVE A GUMSHIELD IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO WEAR IT. WHILST THERE IS NO STRIKING IN BJJ, IT IS STILL A CONTACT SPORT AND ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN.

CAN I BUY A GI AT THE ACADEMY?

YES, WE SELL KINGZ KIMONOS, TATAMI FIGHTWEAR AND FAIXA RUA GIS, RASHGUARDS, SHORTS AND MORE. PLEASE ASK AT THE ACADEMY FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN A CLASS?

EACH CLASS WILL TYPICALLY BEGIN WITH A SHORT WARM UP, FOLLOWED BY DRILLING SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES AND THEN SPARRING.

WHAT IS SPARRING?

SPARRING CONSISTS OF UTILISING YOUR GRAPPLING TECHNIQUES TO FORCE YOUR OPPONENT TO SUBMIT (OR TAP OUT) USING ANY LEGAL JOINT LOCKS, CHOKES AND STRANGLES. THERE IS NO STRIKING (PUNCHING OR KICKING) DURING SPARRING, WHICH THEREFORE ALLOWS PRACTITIONERS TO SAFELY PRACTICE AT FULL SPEED. ADOPTING THIS APPROACH WILL ALLOW YOU TO TRAIN IN A WAY THAT RESEMBLES THE FEEL AND EFFORT REQUIRED IN REAL COMPETITION OR IN A SELF-DEFENCE SITUATION.

AT CARLSON GRACIE SURREY WE CONSIDER THAT SPARRING AGAINST A FULLY RESISTING OPPONENT IS THE BEST WAY TO TEST YOUR SKILLS AND IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUES, HOWEVER THE OBJECTIVE IS NEVER TO INJURE YOUR TRAINING PARTNER. ALL TECHNIQUES AND SUBMISSION HOLDS ARE TO BE APPLIED WITH CONTROL, AND RELEASED AS SOON AS YOUR OPPONENT SUBMITS.

THE INSTRUCTORS VERY CAREFULLY SELECT WHO YOU WILL SPAR WITH. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER WE WOULD CAREFULLY SELECT TRAINING PARTNERS FOR YOU THAT WILL EXERCISE CONTROL SO THAT THERE IS VERY LOW RISK OF YOU GETTING HURT OR INJURED, BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO GET A FEEL FOR WHAT IT IS LIKE TO SPAR AGAINST A RESISTING OPPONENT.