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Adults jiu-jitsu classes

Yamasaki Academy’s complete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program incorporates expert instructions in traditional and new techniques, live sparring, competition training and strength/conditioning. Designed to utilize a vigorous exercise program, the intense classes condition students for competition while the instructors work with individuals on their own unique goals, ensuring that each students progresses at his or her own level.

We want to cater to everyone whether their search or goal is self-defense, getting in shape, learning a martial art, or become a serious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. Being part of the Yamasaki family for almost 20 years, we are not just a school, we are a family.

Yamasaki Potomac

Our schedule

Adult Classes
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 3 to 4:30pm

Kids Classes
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Potomac United Methodist Church
Friday 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Saturday 2pm to 3pm
Sunday 5pm to 6pm

Address for Monday and Wednesday classes:
Potomac United Methodist Church: 9908 S Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Address for all other classes: 11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

A typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is 1 hour 30 minutes
(format can always change), and includes:

30 minute warm-up to help protect against injury and strength and conditioning to help increase stamina and fitness.
30 minutes of instruction from a Black Belt instructor teaching various techniques submissions, takedowns, sweeps, reversals, and escapes. Students’ questions are always welcomed during the technique portion of the class.
30 minutes of live sparring in order to practice and execute the various techniques learned during the technique class (but students are not limited from using other techniques from previous classes)

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Kids jiu-jitsu classes

The Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu classes at Yamasaki Academy aim to create extra support for the parents by teaching children discipline, self-control, improved self-esteem and the ability to focus better on tasks.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a non-striking self-defense martial art system that steers children away from using brute strength and toward using their minds. This martial art style is considered to be one of the best self-defenses for kids and adults since it is applied in response to physical aggression, which will not lead to violence.

The belt and stripe ranking helps teach kids that they must earn things and achieve their goals through hard work. Through this, students earn their way up in belts based on attendance, attitude and skill level.

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