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An ever-evolving, practical form of self-defense. A game of human chess, that is both intellectually simulating and great exercise. A fight, a sport, a competitive career. An art, uniquely created by the individual practicing it. A community, bringing people together from all walks of life, around a common desire to always be overcoming, always be growing, always be living healthily, positively, and respectfully.

The Able Approach

We follow the Able Approach when teaching Jiu Jitsu. It is a teaching method and philosophy of Jiu Jitsu, which operates under the belief that all people are deserving of respect; that if you treat them with respect they will learn to respect themselves and others; and that they are capable of the creativity, innovation, and problem-solving that is essential to learning jiu jitsu.

Starting with the Framework, which outlines a person’s objectives from every area of a Jiu Jitsu fight, the Able Approach focuses on teaching a complete and overall understanding of how Jiu Jitsu works, allowing students the freedom to then creatively develop their own style, and take charge of their own training, ensuring that every class is as efficient and productive for each individual as possible. The Able Approach supports Jiu Jitsu students in learning at their own pace, in their own unique ways, believing that this is the most productive way to learn. It also encourages creativity at a very early stage, by focusing on how much adapting and modifying is required for each Jiu Jitsu practitioner to create their own art in Jiu Jitsu.

With every person being a unique individual, and Jiu Jitsu being an art form – as well as a fight, and a sport – no two people’s Jiu Jitsu will be alike. Your Jiu Jitsu art is an expression of you. It takes into account your body type, your personality, your strengths, weaknesses, insecurities, experiences, everything you learn from training partners, instructors, youtube, and life, and it is a constantly evolving, unique and personal style of fight. The Able Approach is designed for the exact purpose of starting to develop this style at the earliest stages possible.

Why You Should Train With Us

With our innovative introduction program, you will gain a solid grasp of Jiu-Jitsu and how to develop your own style of Jiu Jitsu right from the beginning. It could take you years of training the wrong way, making unnecessary mistakes, and having to learn, unlearn and relearn things before you gain this level of understanding. Our Introduction Program is designed to bypass as much of that as possible. This is why we do not offer a Beginner’s Program, and instead, integrate our novice practicioners just completing the Introduction Program seamlessly into our regular class schedule.

Coming In To Train With Us:

You’re welcome to come in and try Jiu Jitsu during the scheduled Introduction Lessons on our Schedule page.

Here are the steps to getting started:

  1. Sign up below for an Introduction Lesson that works for you.
  2. Show up at the gym with enough time to sign a waiver, get changed, and be ready to begin.
  3. We have water for purchase, as well as soap, towels, Powerade, locks for the lockers, Jiu Jitsu uniforms, and other Unity merchandise.
  4. Wearing shorts and a t-shirt is great for your first day! Keep in mind that if you plan on wearing leggings/spats, you will be required to wear shorts or pants over them.
  5. Once you’re changed and ready to start, we will begin your Introduction lesson! It will provide you with a framework of all Jiu Jitsu, and an understanding of the submissions, so that you can safely participate in regular class, and follow along with normal instruction. This introduction normally takes up to 45mins to complete, at which point you’re invited to join the regular classes that day.
  6. Taking the regular class is of course optional. The 6:30pm class is our most popular class, and will provide you with a variety of training partners, happy to assist you as you learn and practice. Instruction is given by Murilo Santana, a black belt open weight world champion with many years of teaching experience. The introduction lesson will prepare you for regular class so that you’re able to have fun and participate like any other student.
  7. After trying out the class, feel free to visit the desk with any remaining questions you might have! We encourage trying out as many different gyms as makes sense for you, before committing to a membership. It’s important for all of us to be at a gym we are comfortable in, and that we feel is the best fit for us and our goals. That being said, we are thrilled to have you trying out Unity Jiu Jitsu, and hope you have a wonderful experience doing Jiu Jitsu!

Check out our Schedule Page, and select a time to try us out.

Your whole first day is free, and we love visitors! Come and see if we’re a good fit for you!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read! If you have any questions or if you can’t find an Introduction Lesson that works for your schedule, feel free to contact us. We are happy to help!