Ruislip BJJ is perfect for beginners, we operate a friendly environment, catering to those looking to have fun, increase fitness and learn self-defense.
Ruislip BJJ is founded by Brown Belts Raj Singh and Wiktor Herka, both under Rodger Middleton (Rodger Gracie Academy Black Belt).
Raj in addition trains in Mixed Martial Arts under the Sekhon Brothers, at Beast Fight Team.
Our brand new facility is based between Ruislip & Harrow. We have a large matted training area, showers, sitting area with large TVs and a bar for relaxing afterward! We even access to pool & snooker rooms.
There’s plenty of safe & free parking on the premises.
We operate a friendly & relaxed atmosphere at Ruislip BJJ, below are some guidelines to follow to make sure the class runs smoothly and the environment is safe for all students:
Before the class:
- Where possible, arrive at the jiu-jitsu class about 10 mins early so you can stretch and get ready.
- Being on time is not always possible. Let the instructor know before jumping into the class (this helps the instructors can keep track of the numbers for drills & techniques).
- Avoid going barefoot off the mats, so that when you get back onto the mats the level of dirt/germs is kept to a minimum.
During Technique & Drills:
- Pay attention when BJJ techniques are being shown, always ask questions if you are unsure of a particular piece.
- Try to mix up your partner's lesson to lesson. Having a mix regularly will help you pick up different techniques & movements.
- Drill as much as possible, the more practice the better you’ll get.
- If you feel unwell or sick at any point in the class, tell the instructor & avoid leaving the class area on your own. This ensures you are safe if something is wrong.
- If you’re injured try to avoid sparring (as hard as that is!), instead, drill a technique or flow roll (go at 50%).
- If you get caught in a submission, tap early rather than delay and get injured – let go of the ego. In BJJ, everyone gets tapped: sometimes you’re the nail and sometimes you’re the hammer.
- Vice versa, if your partner is in submission and they’re not tapping, don’t increase the pressure. Let go and work for another position. Sparring is not a competition.
- It’s good practice to ask for feedback or pointers if you find yourself getting stuck in the same position or submission.
- Generally in BJJ, if you bump into another sparring pair, it's the lower grades that should move away into another area.
- Be wary of the buzzer that indicates the round start & end time. In between rounds get some water if needed and arrange your next partner as quickly as possible (rest time between rounds is usually kept to a minimum!).
After the class:
- We usually have 5-10 mins at the end spare, use this time to ask the instructors/other students improvement areas or drill certain positions you need to work on.
- Please ensure you have all your gear with you. Many times it's your Gi or belt that gets left behind!
- Wash your gear after every lesson. In BJJ & Grappling, skin conditions can be caught (especially ringworm). Keeping clean prevents these types of issues.