A Few Words
About Coach Vinny Dias
Para Bellum MMA NO-GI Purple Belt
Submission Grappling Competitor
MMA Athlete under Para Bellum MMA
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Do you want to lose weight and tone your muscles?
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Studying martial arts provides you with a physical challenge combined with a mental one – and teaches you to defend yourself, too.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a unique form of martial arts that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is both a sport and a martial art – and it’s fun to learn.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art system which primarily focuses on grappling and wrestling. It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defeat a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage, proper technique and strategy to isolate joint-locks and chokeholds in order to elicit a surrender.
One may train BJJ for sport grappling tournaments or self-defense, or as a component of MMA.
There are almost as many forms of grappling on earth as there are languages and cultures. From Olympic style wrestling to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and from Russian Sambo to catch-as-catch can wrestling, every culture on earth has contributed something to the sport of grappling. The goal of our comprehensive grappling system is to create as complete a grappler as possible; an athlete with a wide range of grappling skills, including takedowns, pinning control, and submissions on every limb
It’s the next evolutionary step of Jiu-Jitsu practice. No-Gi is faster, more exciting, and more practical for MMA. Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world today and Jiu-Jitsu is a critical component of that sport. However, many Mixed Martial Artists learn a traditional system of Jiu-Jitsu using the Gi and consequently are not learning the most efficient ground fighting principles and techniques for a sport that does not allow contestants to use a traditional uniform.
Many Mixed Martial Artists accept this fundamental problem out of necessity– in many cases, a Gi-based Jiu-Jitsu system is the only type of reputable Jiu-Jitsu available to them and/or they want to pursue a certified rank and someday attain a Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
Para Bellum MMA addresses this issue by providing both cutting-edge knowledge and training under head coach Rory McDonell and the opportunity to attain a certified rank from the World No Gi association founder – and one of the world’s most sought-after Jiu-Jitsu coaches – World Champion Black Belt, Daniel Valverde.
We at FK&MA are fortunate to have one of Para Bellum MMA’s top students and competitors as our Instructor in the NOGI Program, Coach Vinny Dias. Coach Vinny is a Purple Belt in NOGI BJJ, an active NOGI Competitor under Para Bellum MMA and a current active MMA Athlete. Well versed in the award winning systems of submission grappling at Para Bellum, Coach Vinny Dias is a welcomed addition to our Instructional Team and the students are very fortunate to have him.
Through training BJJ, students will gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body, and at the same time improve their own strength and conditioning.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions Provide a Unique Challenge
Students who have a natural competitive drive love No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it’s a sport as well as a self-defense method.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires students to spar and fight in class. They can also choose to compete to prove their ability or to advance to new levels of achievement.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions help students set goals and work toward them – and to relish the experience of victory.
We just moved to Guelph and my son tried out the 3-5 year old class last week. We are instantly sold on everything this place has to offer. A perfect mix of fun and skills. Definitely would recommend this place to others.
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No, you don’t. There are beginner classes available and many of the people who study No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have no prior martial arts training.
Students typically wear a Gi (two-piece garment worn by martial artists.) It is also typical for some students may want to wear a mouth guard. It’s a good idea to have a supply of athletic tape, as well.
No. Beginner classes focus on teaching basic techniques and safety, and you can then work your way up to controlled sparring in class.
Absolutely. It’s one of the world’s most effective self-defense techniques and is often preferred because it teaches students to leverage their body weight to defeat larger opponents.
It can, particularly if you combine No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with a healthy diet and lifestyle. No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides a great, full-body workout that burns calories, builds muscles, and boosts the metabolism.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training relieves stress and anxiety and increases mental well-being.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps build strength, flexibility, and endurance.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improves cardiovascular fitness and overall health.
No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strengthens the mind-body connection, improves concentration, and encourages discipline and goal-setting.
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