Are you looking for an effective and practical self-defense program that also improves your health, strengthens your muscles and takes your fitness training to the next level? At Crispim BJJ, you will get all that and more as you discover why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most popular Martial Arts in the world.

If you are serious about getting in shape and learning iron-clad self-defense skills, then the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Pleasanton are your best bet – hands down! Along with great fitness and a mastery of self-defense, you’ll enjoy dozens of benefits that only BJJ can offer, such as:

  • Improved muscle tone and increased flexibility
  • Your confidence will skyrocket as your self-defense skills advance
  • Newfound energy that will keep you focused all day long
  • Your daily stresses will disappear
  • Unwanted weight will effortlessly disappear after each calorie-scorching workout

Each of Crispim’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes is different and will help you advance through our program. Be ready for anything when you take one of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Crispim BJJ & MMA!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals

The Fundamentals Program is where you begin the journey down your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) path. You will learn specific positions that are the foundation of BJJ and will gain a level of self-confidence that you never knew existed. This program is designed to give you an understanding of how leverage and technique can be used to overcome larger and stronger opponents. It consists of 22 positions including ground techniques, takedowns, and self-defense.

Whether your goal is fitness, self-defense or to become a World Champion; it all starts with the key fundamentals learned during the basic program. At Crispim BJJ, our program is completely flexible. This means that you start and complete the Fundamentals program at your own pace. In addition, you are always welcome to continue training in the Fundamentals classes regardless of the belt you wear.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced

Our Advanced Program is designed for three stripe white belts and higher. These classes build upon the knowledge learned in the Fundamentals Program, and focus on more advanced techniques including: combinations, variations, and transitions between different techniques. As you progress through this program, you will expand your knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and you will begin to develop your own unique “game” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Advanced Program classes include: specific technique and combination practice, advanced drills and live sparring. Through dedicated and consistent training, you will gain the many benefits that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has to offer you!

Submission Grappling/Wrestling

The Submission Grappling/Wrestling Program helps students develop skills that are useful in real self defense situations as well as in the sporting environment. This program gives students a new dimension to their existing skill set. It may be trained in solely or in conjunction with traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. We think that it is important for students to understand both aspects considering most tournaments offer both gi and No-Gi divisions.

Submission Grappling/Wrestling is a Martial Art that uses grappling type techniques such as: clinch fighting, throws and take-downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. In wrestling, the goal is to gain and maintain a superior position while in close range of your opponent. The Crispim BJJ program will teach you not only the fundamentals of wrestling, but how to apply these fundamentals to Mixed Martial Arts. Submission wrestling will focus on taking your opponent to the ground while maintaining dominant control with a heavy emphasis on transitioning for submissions. This class will also touch on submission defense.

No Gi

No Gi is grappling without the traditional uniform. Instead of wearing a Gi, you wear shorts and a rash guard/tshirt. One of the main differences between Gi training and No Gi training is that the Gi allows for many grips on both the jacket and pants. The most common jacket grip is the collar/sleeve grip. The grips allow you to have great control in a fight and to submit your opponent using his/her own Gi. It allows a much smaller opponent to control a bigger one. In No Gi, you use more wrestling based grips such as on the neck and grabbing all of the joints of the body.