How do I get started?

"How do I get started?"

This is the number one question that I get from people who are thinking about trying a class at Hurricane Jiu Jitsu. As discussed in my previous blog post, walking into a traditional martial arts academy can be uncomfortable for a variety of reasons. My students and I have been lucky enough to cultivate an environment into which a person can enter and be totally at ease.

So, how do you get started? The process is very simple:

  1. Check out our schedule, and pick a class that sounds interesting to you. If you're not sure, I would recommend any class except Wednesday night advanced, and Saturday competition class.
  2. After you pick a class, send me an email at and let me know you're coming. This is certainly not required, but it will ensure that I have a clean trial uniform ready for you.
  3. Arrive 10 minutes before the start of your intro class. Your instructor will show you around and introduce you to the rest of the team. We will have a clean trial uniform ready for you.

And that's it. Nobody will sit you down in an office and pressure you into signing up. I don't even have an office. Mat space is too precious. There will be absolutely no sales pitches, obligations, or paperwork for you to fill out.  All you will need to do is sign a waiver, and you're good to train for 30 days -- free of charge.

See you on the mats.