Answers to All Your Inquiries
Do you have a question regarding our team, coaches, etc? Find out what you really need to know about Fenix BJJ & MUAY THAI by checking out our list of frequently asked questions. If you still haven’t received the answer you need, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to supply you with the information you’re looking for.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AND MUAY THAI?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique; all grappling, no striking. MUAY THAI is a form of martial art developed in Thailand. Kickboxers utilize feet, hands, knees, and elbows for striking.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASS:
- Clean WHITE gi w/belt
- Water bottle
- supports/braces/tape for any existing injuries
- Kickboxing Uniform T-shirt (can be purchased through the school)
- Boxing gloves 16oz or bigger
- Shin/Instep pads
- Hand wraps
- Water bottle
ARE THERE BELT TESTS OR FEES? HOW DO I GET PROMOTED?
There are no belt ranking fees or tests. At Gentle Art Dojo, we pride ourselves on our integrity. We want to make sure that when you take the skills you have learned from us, outside the school, there is no doubt about your level and your skills. We promote based on accomplishment and demonstration of the practice. If you show up and participate regularly in class, we will see the changes you are making and we will acknowledge them by way of feedback and promotion.
DO I HAVE TO COMPETE TO GAIN RANK OR STAY AT THE SCHOOL?
No, you don’t have to compete to gain rank or stay at our school. Some of our higher ranking belts have never competed in tournaments, though we have a fairly high number of students who do compete. We do encourage our students to compete if they want to, as a way to test their skills and knowledge outside of Fenix.
DO I HAVE TO BE IN SHAPE TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES?
NO! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Kickboxing are terrific ways to GET IN SHAPE. All fitness levels are accepted.
WILL THERE BE OTHER BEGINNERS THERE BESIDE ME?
Yes, we have new members every week and about 90% of our new members have never trained