Benefits of Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

  • Learn How to Defend Yourself Using Choke Holds, ArmLocks & Control Positions Both Standing and on the Ground.
  • Lose Weight, Tone Up, & Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life
  • Trade Boring Gym Workouts for An Activity That’s Fun & Exciting
  • Work Off Daily Stress of Life Doing Something Productive
  • Make Friends & Meet New People

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit.

It’s a fact that controlling an opponent is generally easier on the ground vs. from the standing position, and 80% of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is focused on mastering these skills.

It’s the art of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling with them for a position of control, rendering your opponent helpless and at the same time, harmless.

The ability to overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the cornerstone of the art.

BJJ allows the smaller person to win by teaching how to utilize superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent.

Students of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body and how to use technique and skill to his or her advantage.

This knowledge can be used to control and submit an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is challenging, both physically and mentally, but most would agree it’s worth the journey.

Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, learning to problem-solve, self-knowledge of their own body as well as their mind.

BJJ also offers many social benefits that come from learning and training within a group of like-minded people as you have fun and learn the art together, side by side.

New To Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? A Total Novice? No Worries Because Our White Belt Training Course Was Designed Just For Beginners Like You

White Belt Fundamentals

The White Belt Fundamentals Program is for brand new adult (over the age of 16) students beginning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.

Students are taught the fundamentals of BJJ and basic techniques. Class structure is formed around a short group warm-up, a lesson in technique along with partner drilling and situations “Live” rolling using techniques from that day’s lesson plan. Class running time is about 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Blue Belt Intermediate

This program is geared towards the more intermediate, Blue Belt Level Student. The Curriculum has more focus on skills beyond just the basics and is designed to help make the jump from Blue to Purple Belt in BJJ.

Mastery Program

The Mastery Program is the highest level program offered at Ivey League and is for more serious students looking to one day earn the rank of Black Belt.

Why Choose Ivey League Over Other BJJ Schools in the Area?

Why choose Ivey League over all the other BJJ Gyms in the Annapolis Area? For starters, Ivey League isn’t an affiliate school that pays a monthly fee just to get a certificate claiming to belong to some huge chain of schools.

When you come to Ivey League you’ll be learning directly under Danny Ives, an expert in BJJ and the area’s most qualified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.

Difference #1 – Ivey League uses a system developed by Danny himself.

We highly doubt our local competitors use any type of system. That’s because most schools do little or no planning at all.

Ivey League’s teaches skills using a carefully laid out, highly detailed curriculum, along with class agendas, student progress reports, and staff training protocols.

Difference #2 – Dedication and commitment to the students and their success.

What also sets Ivey League apart from local competitors is the level of dedication and commitment of our coaching staff.

They want students to reach their goals and do everything they can to make sure they get there.