Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), is a martial art born from the merging of traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo with Brazilian influence in ground fighting. This martial arts style emphasizes grappling, specifically focusing on techniques at the ground level. Students learn bodily and spatial awareness to submit bigger or stronger opponents.

Darien Cobon, under the guidance of Rickson Gracie black belt Chris Burns, utilizes a team of instructors that have been training with him for almost a decade. Classes focus on fundamentals to provide a solid foundation and the knowledge needed to correctly learn an apply certain techniques. Good jiu-jitsu allows you to submit bigger and stronger opponents. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, although challenging, should be fun to learn. Having well-structured classes, good training partners, and some of the best coaches around help to make for excellent training.

Momentum Martial Arts offers adult/women’s/kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at our Reno, Nevada, gym location. Programs are as follows:

  • Little Dragon Program: Ages 2-3 Years
  • Ninja Program: Ages 4-7 Years Old
  • Kids Program: Ages 8-13 Years Old
  • Beginner Adults: Ages 14+
  • Advanced Adults: Ages 14+

Please check our class schedule for training times.

Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Training Triangle No-Gi Class
Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Triangle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes No-Gi Class

Darien Cobon’s expertise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Momentum Martial Arts, coupled with his brown belt achieved under the legendary Rickson Gracie black belt Chris Burns, brings a unique and highly respected dimension to the academy’s curriculum. Here’s an in-depth exploration of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program led by Darien Cobon at Momentum Martial Arts:

Rickson Gracie Influence

Darien Cobon’s brown belt under Rickson Gracie black belt Chris Burns is a testament to the highest standards of BJJ proficiency. Rickson Gracie is renowned for his exceptional technical prowess and deep understanding of the art, making his influence a valuable asset to Momentum Martial Arts.

Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Back Control

BJJ Fundamental Principles

Grappling and Ground Control: BJJ at Momentum Martial Arts places a strong emphasis on ground control and grappling techniques. Students learn how to maneuver on the ground, control opponents, and effectively transition between positions.

Leverage and Technique: BJJ, as taught by Darien Cobon, focuses on utilizing leverage and technique rather than relying solely on strength. This approach is key to making BJJ accessible to individuals of all sizes and physical abilities.

Self-Defense Applications:

Real-world Scenarios: BJJ techniques taught by Darien Cobon are not just for sport; they are also applicable in real-world self-defense situations. Students learn to defend against common attacks, escape from holds, and control opponents without resorting to striking.

More Than Grappling

Progressive Learning Path:

Beginner to Advanced Levels: The BJJ program caters to students at all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Fundamental techniques are introduced to novices, while advanced students delve into more intricate submissions, escapes, and strategies.

Belt System: Like traditional BJJ, Momentum Martial Arts may implement a belt system to recognize students’ progress and skill level. This provides a structured and motivating framework for advancement.

Live Sparring and Rolling:

Live Training Sessions: Regular live sparring sessions, often referred to as “rolling,” are a crucial aspect of the BJJ program. This allows students to apply techniques in a dynamic and realistic setting, enhancing their ability to think strategically and adapt during matches.

Submission Grappling:

Focus on Submissions: BJJ places a significant emphasis on submissions, including joint locks and chokeholds. Students learn to apply these techniques with precision and control, understanding the importance of timing and leverage.

Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adult Takedown
Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adult Takedown

Beyond BJJ Training

Mindset and Discipline:

Mental Toughness: BJJ instills mental toughness and resilience. Students learn to remain calm under pressure, problem-solve in the heat of the moment, and develop a strategic mindset.

Discipline and Respect: Darien Cobon fosters an environment of discipline and respect within the BJJ program, encouraging students to approach their training with humility and sportsmanship.

Community and Collaboration:

Team Building: BJJ at Momentum Martial Arts is not just an individual pursuit; it’s a collaborative effort. Students form a tight-knit community, fostering a supportive atmosphere where everyone can learn and grow together.

Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes
Momentum Martial Arts Reno BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Kids

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program led by Darien Cobon at Momentum Martial Arts stands as a robust and comprehensive training experience. Rooted in the teachings of Rickson Gracie, the program not only imparts technical proficiency but also emphasizes the broader principles of discipline, mental resilience, and practical self-defense skills. Through this program, students embark on a journey of continuous improvement, both on and off the mats.

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