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andrew 27.02.2019 09:35

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
Looking to start a new activity and came across brazilian jiu jitsu. Whilst the body contact aspect looks a little daunting, it looks like a lot of fun and I prefer martial arts where i am not hitting of being hit.

Anyone have any recommendations of where to try it? I am English speaking with limited German, which probably makes a big difference for instruction. A work colleague (female) may also try it so are the gyms mixed? Also if anyone fancies it, shout up.

Ato 27.02.2019 12:05

Re: BJJ in Zurich
 
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Originally Posted by andrew (Post 3045859)
Looking to start a new activity and came across brazilian jiu jitsu. Whilst the body contact aspect looks a little daunting, it looks like a lot of fun and I prefer martial arts where i am not hitting of being hit.

Anyone have any recommendations of where to try it? I am English speaking with limited German, which probably makes a big difference for instruction. A work colleague (female) may also try it so are the gyms mixed? Also if anyone fancies it, shout up.

The only gym I went to before damaging myself was Carlson Gracie gym in Wallisellen (very near the train station), very friendly crowd there. The gym is run by a brazillian with a decent grasp of german and very little english, but the clarity of physical instruction means that language is not an issue. Most of the blues and purples have english and the instructor often lapses into portugese. The gym is focused on competing with a lot of free rolling where the more advanced people will give pointers.
The gym is mixed, but it's about 90% male. There are some advanced belted women there and women are normally matched up for rolling with people who won't brute force them until they have learnt a bit.

Troublawesome 27.02.2019 19:58

Re: BJJ in Zurich
 
I completely misread this title and came here expecting something completely different.

andrew 27.02.2019 20:07

Re: BJJ in Zurich
 
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Originally Posted by Ato (Post 3045899)
The only gym I went to before damaging myself was Carlson Gracie gym in Wallisellen (very near the train station), very friendly crowd there. The gym is run by a brazillian with a decent grasp of german and very little english, but the clarity of physical instruction means that language is not an issue. Most of the blues and purples have english and the instructor often lapses into portugese. The gym is focused on competing with a lot of free rolling where the more advanced people will give pointers.
The gym is mixed, but it's about 90% male. There are some advanced belted women there and women are normally matched up for rolling with people who won't brute force them until they have learnt a bit.

thanks alot

RufusB 27.02.2019 21:12

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Originally Posted by Troublawesome (Post 3046048)
I completely misread this title and came here expecting something completely different.

:rofl:

Me too. But then I realised it was just the one j.

Swisstree 27.02.2019 21:19

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Originally Posted by RufusB (Post 3046072)
:rofl:

Me too. But then I realised it was just the one j.

Yep, but I thought JJ meant a double one.. in Zurich :eek: :lol:

Ouchboy 28.02.2019 00:39

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
what are your goals?


do you just want to try it and see?


you can try frota team,they have intro classes, or parabellum jiujitsu.


both in the letzigrund area. Both in english

drazenx 28.02.2019 10:30

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
There is one in Zürich Höngg! https://www.graciezuerich.ch/

andrew 28.02.2019 18:44

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
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Originally Posted by Ouchboy (Post 3046107)
what are your goals?


do you just want to try it and see?


you can try frota team,they have intro classes, or parabellum jiujitsu.


both in the letzigrund area. Both in english


just to try and see tbh. All options sound good and the english may not matter given its a physical activity

Emily161 01.03.2019 16:38

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
My husband is training at BJJ Lab in Oerlikon. He said one could try it for 1 week for free, all classes are taught in English. There are both men, women and kids. And it's only BJJ, not MMA.

andrew 20.03.2019 15:50

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
thanks this is really helpful. I need to pluck up the courage to go...it sounds welcoming. I like the fact its more like body chess as oppose to striking

Ouchboy 20.03.2019 15:54

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
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Originally Posted by andrew (Post 3053648)
thanks this is really helpful. I need to pluck up the courage to go...it sounds welcoming. I like the fact its more like body chess as oppose to striking

just go and train, and find out ;)


https://www.grapplearts.com/starting...r-first-class/

Ato 20.03.2019 15:55

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
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Originally Posted by andrew (Post 3053648)
thanks this is really helpful. I need to pluck up the courage to go...it sounds welcoming. I like the fact its more like body chess as oppose to striking

They're both mentally challenging, and I will say I came away with a lot more bruises grappling than boxing. You will find that when people are grabbing holds they'll often pinch or poke by accident. So your bicep and collar area will become camo coloured. Not to worry, nobody will see them unless you are shirtless.

andrew 20.03.2019 16:03

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
Haha. Thanks for settling me down :-) I should say if any newbies want to try also let me know. It looks a whole load of fun

Ouchboy 20.03.2019 16:25

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
ahhh...


to be a white belt again


https://i.redd.it/acr2py5yd3ny.jpg

Overflow 18.07.2019 11:10

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
Did you start to train?

Betty 18.07.2019 12:25

Re: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Zurich
 
Female here and this sounds like a lot of fun. Would any ladies like to start this?Would be easier to start with someone similar. I cycle but that is about it


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