HOW DOES JITFIT WORK?
PREP BEFORE CLASS
Arrive 5 minutes early so you can grab a jump rope and size it to your height. If you have any injuries, let the instructor know so he/she can adjust the workouts so you don't aggravate your injuries.
Each round is 5 minutes long because that's how long a match is for a white belt in jiu jitsu. A computer program generates randomized workouts for us to do. Each minute is a different workout. The instructor will show you that workout before each round so you know what to expect for the next 5 minutes. Take a 1:30 min break and repeat.
THE COOL DOWN
After completing 5-6 rounds, the instructor will have you follow along for a stretch since your body is warm. This is the optimal time to increase your flexibility.
One JitFitter said "I still get a little nervous before each class", but she still comes and has seen fantastic results. Feel accomplished knowing you did a JitFit class and get ready for the next.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
DO LIVE OR AT HOME
Whether you prefer to do classes live with other students or at home, JitFit has you covered. You can choose or do both if you'd like to keep your heart rate going through the week.
NO ANNUAL CONTRACT OR FEES
We believe signing annual contracts is straight up shady. That is why we do month-to-month. You can cancel anytime by emailing us. Additionally, we don't do any enrollment or cancellation fees because we believe in transparency.
PATIENT AND FRIENDLY INSTRUCTORS
Our biggest differentiation is our instructors. They are patient and work well with all types of students. Our goal is for you to learn in an environment where you feel the most comfortable. With over 10 instructors, you can learn from 10 unique styles! Read about our coaching philosophy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?No experience necessary. Just like learning a language, you'll do best when thrown into a situation right away. We will pair you with someone more experienced so you can learn from a higher belt and this gives our higher belt the opportunity to coach- a very Montessori approach to jiu jitsu. You won't be required to spar, but you're welcome to it and we will again pair you with an advanced member to ensure no one gets injured.
WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?We have two types of jiu-jitsu classes: those with a uniform (gi), and those without (no-gi). We do both. Our noon and evening jiu-jitsu classes are taught in the gi. If you don't own one, we have loaner gis for you to borrow. Tuesday evenings are both gi/no-gi and Saturday mornings are no-gi. This is our typical class structure: | 15 minutes of warm-ups | 15 minutes of drilling technique 1 | 15 minutes of drilling technique 2 | 15 minutes of "line drills" where you practice a position against eachother. | 20 minutes of 5 minute sparring rounds
WHAT'S THE VIBE?Very chill. We are a no-ego gym. If you have uniforms of a different color or with patches from different gyms, we don't care. Just get in here to train.
WHEN ARE CLASSES?We have morning, noon, early evening and late evening jiu-jitsu classes. See our schedule!
ARE CLASSES SPORT OR SELF-DEFENSE ORIENTED?While we primarily focus on the sport aspect of jiu-jitsu, what you learn in class is very applicable to real life situations. Here's a full article we've written to help you better understand our philosophy of street and sport jiu-jitsu.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?We don't allow walk ins so you'll need to book a spot prior to entering. You can book here: https://www.chicagoschoolofgrappling.com/schedule
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
BJJ BLACK BELT
"I’ve been devoted to showing everyone the internal and external power of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I formed the Northwestern University BJJ club and started JitsLab.com– an analytical way to measure performance and to create automatic highlights."