Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any prior experience to start jiu-jitsu?

No prior experience is necessary to begin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our classes are designed to accommodate beginners of all fitness levels and backgrounds. We offer beginner-friendly sessions where fundamental techniques and concepts are taught at a pace suitable for newcomers. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping you start your BJJ journey with confidence and support.

Where are you located?

We're located at 2F Rockwell Atletica, 38 Rockwell Drive, Makati City. You can find us on Google Maps below.

What are your rates?

We offer 1, 5, 10 class packs and unlimited monthly memberships. View our complete rates here.

We also offer a free trial class for all first timers. Send us a message to secure your slot.

*Our rates are applicable to jiu-jitsu and self-defense classes; no need to purchase an additional gym membership from Rockwell Atletica.

What should I bring?

You should wear the proper attire depending on the class type. Please bring a water bottle, towel, and the recommended attire per class:

  • Gi jiu-jitsu classes: wear a gi/kimono with a belt. No specific color required, and gis of different designs and from other academies are allowed.
  • No gi jiu-jitsu classes: wear a rash guard, athletic shorts, and/or tights.
  • Self-defense: wear comfortable athletic clothing such as sports tops, biker shorts, and leggings.

If you don't have your own gi, a rash guard and comfortable shorts would be ideal.

What classes do you offer?

We offer Adult & Kid’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes as well as Women’s Self-Defense for all levels.

Our classes are beginner-friendly, and open to all levels and academies.

What’s the difference between Gi and No Gi?

The main difference between gi and no-gi training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the attire worn during practice. Gi training involves wearing a traditional martial arts uniform called a gi, which includes a jacket and pants tied with a belt. This attire allows practitioners to utilize grips on their opponent's gi for various techniques. No-gi training, on the other hand, involves wearing rash guards and grappling shorts, eliminating the use of the gi for grips. Both styles offer unique challenges and benefits, and many practitioners choose to train in both to develop a well-rounded skill set.

What should I expect in my first class?

In your first class, you will learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, such as how to fall safely and how to defend yourself from common attacks. You will also learn the importance of teamwork and discipline.

You'll have the opportunity to practice techniques with partners of varying skill levels, under the guidance of experienced instructors. Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed or unsure at first—our instructors are here to help you every step of the way.

What are the hygiene etiquette guidelines for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Wash your Gi and rash guard after every use.

Trim your nails short.

Remove all jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, and rings.

Cover any cuts or scrapes with a bandage.

Shower immediately after class.

Where do we park?

There’s parking available at the gym and at Powerplant Mall (10 min walk).

Got more questions?

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