I had been a part of OFK for 8 months before Jamie brought Ricardo in for Jiu Jitsu. At first, I had no idea what it was or if I even wanted to try it. That is until Jamie and Ben told me about all the self defense benefits. It’s about making yourself equal to someone twice your size and being able to control every situation. Since starting jiu jitsu with Ricardo, I’ve become so much more confident in knowing that if something ever happened, I could defend myself and maybe even have the satisfaction of choking someone to sleep with a triangle (my personal favorite position
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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art form designed for self-defense. BJJ promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger attacker by using proper technique and leverage, and applying joint-locks and chokes to subdue an opponent.
This is not only a great way to build confidence, form great fellowship, or get in amazing shape. Our classes are designed and built to accommodate the casual hobbyist or the diehard competitor. We have several students who compete in sport jiu jitsu, in which similarly-experienced grapplers are provided with an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills learned during classes through competition.
Our Assistant instructor is Jamie Houston, a Black Belt with Memphis Judo and Jiu Jitsu under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd degree Black Belt Jay Pages. Jamie has won multiple Gold medals at the highest level in IBJJF tournaments all over the country and also won a IBJJF No-Gi World Championship in December 2018 at the highest level in which most call IBJJF the most prestigious Jiu Jitsu organizations in the World.
Our Head instructor is Ridge Blackburn which is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and the first Black Belt in the Golden Triangle. A war Veteran, Ridge is originally from Columbus and has returned home with his wife and kids after being gone for 12 years in the Military. His main focus is to build an amazing program, community, and fellowship through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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