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Intro to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 8 Week Class!

October 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2015 @ 8:30 am


8 Week Jiu-Jitsu Class!Beginning this October, we will be offering a special 8 week course for new students interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense. The course will last 8 weeks and cover various key points about jiu-jitsu and grappling. This class is recommended for any teens or adults looking for self-defense, fitness, or competitive classes while meeting new people and making great friendships.

Each class will include a weekly topic as outlined below in the course syllabus. Although their will be demonstration and teaching time, the classes are structured in a way that allows everyone a chance to work throughout the class which means that not only will you be learning great techniques that could save your life, but you can also get a great workout at the same time. Brazlian Jiu-jitsu has seen a great explosion in popularity from the sports level as well and while this 8 week course does not solely apply to competitions, you will get plenty of competitive and fun matches with others in the class.

For new students, we are offering a special introductory rate of only $100 which covers the full 8 week class, and your Brazilian Jiu-jitsu uniform! That is a savings of over $200 when you sign up for our special 8 week class!


I have been going to class for about 4 months and have enjoyed every minute of it. The environment is awesome and people are amazing. The instructors are very knowledgeable and clearly demonstrates each technique so that you can apply it properly while grappling. Each class feels authentic and I’ve never felt like I’m not learning properly or being given handouts. With hard work and dedication anyone who attends the class will be a very formidable opponent in Jiu Jujitsu. I love it and am excited to see where it takes me.

– Aaron M.
United States Marine

When Beaufort MMA advertised a Bully Prevention Class we knew we had to get our daughters into the class. Not only did they learn valuable techniques to protect themselves, but they bonded with the instructors and fellow students.  Following the Bully Prevention Class the girls wanted to sign up for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class.

While initially shy and lacking confidence the girls flourished under the instructors at Beaufort MMA. The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu taught the girls to open up and become confident in themselves and abilities in any situation. The practice teaches patience, problem solving, and accepting situations as they come and the appropriate responses to them. Having an instructor with an upper level rank such as sensei Abe Stem, a Brown Belt in the sport, allows him to introduce and teach a variety of techniques varying from the self-defense to sport jiu-jitsu to the mats and openly shares them with his students. Each instructor at Beaufort MMA works to ensure that each student gains the knowledge and techniques of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The time and dedication to the students is evident by the respect they show to the instructors and each other. Our journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Beaufort MMA has been life changing, and I cannot wait to see where we go in the future under their instruction.

– Teri Lowenthal-Brooks
Beaufort Native


Class Syllabus

Week 1: The Guard

This week will focus on how to use your legs to control an attacker. You will learn how to overturn your position and apply finishing moves to your opponent as well as maintaining the proper posture and establishing a good base while in the guard.

Week 2: Side Control
This week, the focus will include how to maintain top position and control and applying some finishing techniques.

Week 3: The Mount
This week will include how to control and finish from the full mount position. We will also discuss escaping this position and establishing our own control.

Week 4: The Back Mount / Quarter
The fourth week, we fill focus on how to set up and control our opponent by taking their back. You will learn valuable chokes and other submissions and how to escape if someone ends up on your back.

Week 5: Takedowns
This week, we will primarily focus on throws and takedowns using the gi. Your understanding of positions will be put to the test as well as your balance and coordination.

Week 6: Submission Escapes
This week, we will focus on how to defend submissions from each position as well as reversing submissions to finish our own finishing techniques.

Week 7: Practical Application Drills
This week, the class will consist of new techniques, but the focus will be combining techniques from each preceeding week into drills and matches designed to test your understanding of the curriculum.

Week 8: In-house Tournament and Friendly Matches
This week, we will cover some elements about competition including rules associated with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournaments, time limits with matches, and strategies against different types of opponents. Each student will have the opportunity to compete against others in their weight class as a way to test their skills against others.


October 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
December 5, 2015 @ 8:30 am
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Abe Stem


Beaufort MMA
2127 Boundary St
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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