Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Portland
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Portland
Jiu Jitsu Training in Portland OR

Searching for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Portland, Oregon? Look no farther than NWFA. Our BJJ classes engage the entire body for a fun, whole-body workout. Experience a high level of muscle conditioning and toning while learning the beautiful and deadly art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Regardless of your skill level, you’ll find that our BJJ classes combine just the right amount of fun and challenge while teaching you practical and proven ways to protect yourself. Whether you’re looking to learn self-defense skills or participate in a new workout that doesn’t require boring gym routines, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent option.


What Happens in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training?

Jiu Jitsu Classes in Portland

Our Portland, Oregon, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training places emphasis on form and technique over speed and strength. You’ll learn how to overpower your opponent with minimal force, thus helping you conserve your energy. Through repeated training and conditioning, you’ll find that the series of BJJ techniques have become ingrained in your muscle memory. You’ll be able to use your opponent’s force against them, giving you the ability to overcome people much stronger or bigger than yourself.

Endurance building is another key component of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. BJJ training involves strategy, which means that instructors will determine a set of methods appropriate for you based on your strengths and weaknesses. This gives you, the student, the greatest chances of success.

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What to Expect

Phase 1: Warm Up

During the warm-up phase, you’ll be doing a variety of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training–specific conditioning exercises to develop whole body strength and flexibility. This phase elevates the heart rate and warms up the muscles. You’ll also work on rolls, falls, and other agility training to ensure that you have the proper rolling technique.

Phase 2: Focus on Technique

We train members on the technique that matches their skill level. Your partner will challenge you on the same level, helping you to better refine your skills.

Phase 3: Free Roll

During the free roll phase, we work on resistance. You’ll learn how to apply your skill against uncooperative opponents/assailants. At this point, you’ll rotate through several partners and test yourself against a variety of body types and strength levels. Though this is a free rolling session, safety is always the highest priority. Note that this is not a required phase; you can join in this stage when you feel comfortable.

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Aside from the many physical benefits, there are mental and practical benefits to learning and perfecting the BJJ technique. This includes the art of self-defense, better fitness, and improved patience.


Learn more about starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training at our Portland gym today – call us at 503-235-3435.