Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should I Train for Jiu Jitsu?
As often as your lifestyle and goals allow. As with anything, the more you practice, the better you will get.
How does Profectus Jiu Jitsu Evaluate Rank?
We’re not looking to see you win every roll in class. We aren’t looking to see you memorize a ton of moves. We are evaluating how you grow in accordance with your own personal goals.
Am I Going to Get Injured?
As an athlete, it is important to know the difference in being hurt and being injured. There is normal pain that comes with doing anything athletic (lifting weights, basketball, etc.) There are mid-level injuries that sometimes require intervention. Catastrophic injury is nearly 100% avoidable in Jiu-Jitsu. The overwhelming majority of the time, these sorts of injuries are a result of your ego, not the sport. For example, if you decide to try and do takedown rounds with a brand new, 280lb white belt or refuse to tap because you don’t want to lose, those are normally the moments where serious injuries occur.
What Role Does Nutrition Play?
Food is fuel. If you are well-fueled, you will perform better. Stay hydrated. It is important to note that your diet can create inflammatory responses which lead to more lingering pain, and if you are carrying around extra weight, you will be limited in your mobility and flexibility. To perform at a high level, you need to be putting good foods into your body.
Should I Strength Train?
Strong bodies are durable bodies. 2-3 days a week of safe strength training is plenty for Jiu-jitsu. If your goal is to be a technical Jiu-Jitsu player, lifting like a powerlifter will sometimes be counter-productive.
How Do We Handle Conduct Violations Outside of the Gym?
Our goal is to play a support role with parents to raise happy, healthy, well-balanced children. We handle in-house violations, but we are also willing to be involved with partnering with parents on handling violations outside of the school.
How Do I Take Care of my Gi?
PLEASE wash your gi after each class. For someone training often, you may want to invest in more than one gi. They will shrink if you dry them. If your gi is a little big, dry on low heat, but hang drying your gis is sometimes preferred if the fit is perfect.