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Gracie Humaita Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu Of Reno & Sparks


Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts For Adults & Kids Near RENO/SPARKS

Instructor Alexandre Garcia is a Brazilian-trained black belt and is also the owner of Gracie Humaitá Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with two locations in Reno and Sparks. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment for people of all skill levels. Our local martial arts academy focuses on self-defense, the competition style of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as getting in shape to live a healthier lifestyle. We offer three introductory jiu-jitsu classes or private classes for both kids and adults. Sign up today to get access to both of our Reno and Sparks locations!

Self Defense Classes for Kids TO Increase Strength & Confidence

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Try 3 introductory Jiu Jitsu classes for just $30 & Only $130/mo Unlimited Classes at Both locations


Are you ready to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts?

Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most exciting forms of martial arts due to its focus on both leverage and technique, which allow a smaller individual to take control and submit even bigger opponents.

If you want to arm yourself with self defense skills, build your confidence, and get in shape–then you’re ready!

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Martial Arts & BJJ FAQs

What is the Martial Art of Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is a Japanese martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It was developed in Japan in the late 19th century by Jigoro Kano, who blended Judo, Jujutsu, and other influences. Jiu-Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique; most notably by applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat them.

What should you not do in BJJ?

There are a few things that you should avoid doing if you want to be successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here are four of the most common mistakes that people make:

  • Not warming up properly
  • Overtraining
  • Neglecting Technique
  • Being Unprepared
Do I need Experience in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu in Reno, NV?

No, you do not need experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) to begin training. BJJ is a martial art that is designed for anyone and everyone, regardless of size, strength, or prior experience. In fact, one of the benefits of BJJ is that it levels the playing field, so to speak. A smaller, weaker person can actually defeat a larger, stronger opponent by using proper technique and leverage. That being said, if you have no prior experience in martial arts or combat sports, you may want to consider taking a beginner’s class or private lessons before joining a regular class. This will help you get acclimated to the techniques and principles of BJJ before jumping into a group class setting.

Is It Safe For My Child to Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

The safety of your child is always the number one priority when considering any activity, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no different. BJJ is a safe and beneficial martial art for children to learn, providing many physical and mental benefits. However, as with any activity, there are some risks involved. The good news is that these risks can be mitigated by working with a reputable and experienced BJJ instructor, ensuring that your child trains in a safe environment, and following some simple safety guidelines.

What is The Belt System in Jiu-Jitsu?

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the belt system according to the North American Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu Federation is used to indicate a practitioner’s level of experience and technical proficiency. There are five belts and five levels starting with a clear belt and four stripes can be added based on the amount of time, knowledge, behavior, and tournament performance, with each subsequent belt representing a higher level of skill. The first four belts (white, blue, purple, and brown) are considered student-level belts, while the last black belts consist of seven levels, comprising a black belt and six additional degrees, which are exclusively granted by the SJJIF.


Can a Woman Train for Jiu-Jitsu?

Yes, women can train in Jiu-Jitsu just as effectively as men. In fact, many women find that they excel at Jiu-Jitsu because of their natural ability to use leverage and technique over brute strength. Women of all ages and sizes can benefit from training in Jiu-Jitsu, as it is an excellent way to get in shape, learn self-defense, and build confidence. If you are considering starting Jiu-Jitsu, there is no reason to let your gender hold you back – just get out there and give it a try!

How Often Should A Beginner Train for BJJ?

As a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you should aim to train 3-4 times per week. This will give you enough time to learn the basics and develop some basic proficiency in the art. As you get more experience, you can increase the frequency of your training to 5-6 times per week if you wish. Remember to listen to your body and take breaks when needed – overtraining can lead to injury and burnout. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to enjoy your training and make progress at your own pace.

Should I Wear A Cup for BJJ?

One common question that people have about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is whether or not they should wear a cup. The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including your level of experience, the intensity of your training, and your personal preferences.

If you are a beginner, it is generally recommended that you wear a cup during training. This will help to protect you from any potential injuries that could occur while you are learning the basics of the sport. As you become more experienced, you may find that you don’t need to wear a cup as often. However, if you are training at a high intensity or competing in tournaments, it is still advisable to wear one.