Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

At Fight to Win of Denver, NC we strive to provide excellent instruction to each student. Through a systematic method of learning and drilling techniques, each student is given the freedom to grow at their own pace. Our focus is on giving students the knowledge, technical proficiency, and confidence to be able to defend themselves against a larger, stronger opponent, through the use of throwing, striking, & grappling techniques. Whether you are a recreational student who just wants to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu to  get in shape or a competitive athlete looking for a greater challenge, Fight to Win of Denver, NC is the best decision you can make.


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Juniors Jiu-jitsu
Designed for our younger students, our Juniors Jiu-jitsu program is designed to teach the fundamental movements & positions of Jiu-jitsu to children in a safe, fun manner. Our curriculum focuses on self-defense, including striking techniques, takedowns, grappling techniques, and stand up self-defense techniques.  We also introduce the kids to the Jiu-jitsu philosophy based on the 753 Code, which emphasizes character development, mindset, and healthy lifestyle choices.  Our kids classes are broken up into two groups, by age/maturity level.  The kids learn through cooperative drilling, as well as live sparring, in a safe & controlled environment.


Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals-Royce Gracie 360©
Royce Gracie 360© is the official Fundamentals curriculum of the Royce Gracie Jiu-jitsu Network. We are pleased to be one of the few academies in the world currently certified to teach this program.  Organized by Royce Gracie himself, this curriculum is based on the original teaching curriculum of his father and Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie. These classes are designed to teach students the most important positions and concepts of Jiu-jitsu from a self-defense perspective, including striking techniques, throwing/takedown techniques, grappling techniques, and stand-up self defense against surprise attacks, including basic weapons defenses. Royce Gracie 360© is a 28 lesson cycle, covering the most common situations that may be encountered in a street fight/self-defense situation. This is the starting point for all new students entering the Jiu-jitsu program. This is a technical drilling class, with no live sparring. These classes are open to families as well, so teenagers and older children who are training with their parents are welcomed to attend.


Adult Jiu-jitsu Advanced
Building on the principles and techniques taught in our Fundamentals program, our advanced Jiu-jitsu classes cover the core techniques and positions of Jiu-jitsu with the gi, emphasizing sound fundamental movements. These classes cover more advanced concepts and techniques, and generally move at a faster pace, including more combination techniques, as well as live training drills with a resisting partner. Students in this class will be expected to have a general understanding of basic positions and fundamental techniques. In order to attend these classes, new students must have completed a minimum of 20 classes in our Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals program.


Adult Jiu-jitsu Sparring Class
These classes are part of our advanced program designed to help students test their reflexes and develop their timing through live training with a resisting partner.  Live sparring is one of the most fun and important elements of Jiu-jitsu training. These classes also may include and live specific positional drills, as well as live reflex development drills with the stand-up self-defense curriculum. Students who have completed at least a minimum of 20 classes in the Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals program are welcomed to attend these classes.


Judo/Jiu-jitsu Throwing Techniques
This is a gi class open to all adult Jiu-jitsu students, and focuses on throwing and takedown techniques. This class is taught by our Judo instructor Charlie Canales, and teaches the fundamental principles and techniques involving clinching, grip-fighting, and throwing techniques.


Adult No-Gi Striking/Grappling & Sparring
This is an advanced no-gi class which focuses on combining the skills of striking techniques and grappling techniques from both standing and ground positions. There is a heavy emphasis on live drilling/sparring with a partner, with students wearing gloves/protective equipment in order to safely and realistically practice their techniques while incorporating strikes. This is a hybrid class, which is also open to students in our adult Muay Thai program. Students should have completed a minimum of 20 classes in our Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals program in order to be eligible to attend this class.


Open Mat
During these sessions, there will be no formal instruction, however an instructor will generally be available for questions and to help students with positions.  This is the opportunity for students to practice and refine techniques that they are working on, or to participate in live sparring.


Private Lessons
Private lessons are an excellent way to quickly improve your overall Jiu-jitsu skills. Each person learns at a different pace, so nothing is more effective than one-on-one attention from the instructor on the particular areas of your Jiu-jitsu that need improvement. This is a great way for new students to more quickly establish a good basic understanding of the fundamental positions, and for advanced students to tailor the contents of the class to their specific needs. Please see your instructor for available times and pricing. Semi-private (up to 4 people) and multiple private class packages are also available.