These are your introductory lessons that ground you in everything you need to know to move into our Fundamentals Program. You will learn the basic movements, terminology, concepts, and understanding of Katharo Jiu-Jitsu. These are performed in private to semi-private group settings with other beginners who are at the same level as yourself. There are a minimum of 10 sessions with an instructor where you have to meet the benchmarks before joining the Fundamentals Program. This is how you get your feet wet!
This is our core Jiu-Jitsu training program. You’ll experience a 27 lesson rotating curriculum that covers basics of self-defense, Jiu-Jitsu movements, Judo, and takedowns. You will become grounded in the fundamentals, allowing you to have the framework to build towards your Blue Belt. This program is the foundation to lay your entire Martial Arts game upon.
You will receive a curriculum guide to bring to class with you. In this booklet, you will keep track of your progress, take notes on what you need to accomplish, and also get it signed off by the instructor.
After two rotations through this program, you can request to be tested on the Katharo Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals and receive a certification upon passing the exam.
Street Ready Self-Defense:
This is what many of you have come to us for…self-defense! This is the bread and butter of defending yourself in a real life situation. Here, you do not wear the uniform top. You only wear our uniform pants and belt, as to replicate something that you may be wearing on the street. You are given real life situations that you drill with intensity to prepare yourself for an altercation. In the Fundamental’s program, you cover some basic self-defense, while in this program, you thoroughly explore defending yourself in all realms. This includes learning to defend yourself from guns, knives, batons/clubs, attacks from behind, attacks from the front, and learning what to do when you are taken to the ground. You will be someone who is skilled and confident in defending yourself in all types of situations.
Theory, Application, and Proficiency System is your advanced level training program. It is designed to stretch you past your fundamental ways of operating, and into an expanded Jiu-Jitsu game. The concepts can range from varying topics. One day you may be learning new movements you have never seen before and other days, you may be drilling techniques that flow together to assist you in forming a well rounded game. We suggest talking with a coach before participating in this program, if you are a White Belt.
This class provides an intense and high level structure to prepare yourself for competition. It is intentional with drills, movements, and sparring at a fast pace. You will be prepared for competitions, both big and small. It is suggested that you take on mastering the fundamentals and become used to training before starting this class. You are more than welcome to try it out and see if this is the right class for you.
Women’s Jiu Jitsu:
For women. By women. We are fortunate at Katharo Training Center to have a large women’s program. Most Jiu-Jitsu schools do not have the privilege of having a large group of women who participate. Since we are a family based school, we have a solid base for women and are extremely proud of this. This program is dedicated to supporting women in all areas of Jiu-Jitsu, from the sport side to self-defense. Since the curriculum has been developed by the women of our team and is overseen by a Black Belt, it includes what women really have to deal with in real life. If you are interested or know someone who might be, give us a shout!