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45714 Oakbrook Ct. Unit 160   Sterling, VA 20166

Common Questions

What is Jiu Jitsu?

  • Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling martial art that uses techniques based on leverage and position so that a smaller person can overcome a stronger, larger adversary.

  • Specifically, Jiu Jitsu uses large joint locks (arm bars, shoulder locks, leg locks) and chokes to subdue an opponent.

  • Jiu Jitsu was popularized in America after Royce Gracie demonstrated the effectiveness of Jiu Jitsu in the UFC by defeating much larger, stronger opponents who were trained in every other form of martial arts.

  • Jiu Jitsu is an ideal martial art for self-defense, especially for smaller people and women who can expect an attacker to be larger.

What is a Gi?

  • A Gi (pronounced GEE) is like a kimono, and is actively used in training.  In Jiu Jitsu, you can grab an opponents gi and use that to control their position in the fight.  


What is No-GI?

  • No Gi training is Jiu Jitsu grappling without wearing the Gi (kimono).  T-shirts or compression shirts and shorts are worn.  Opponents are not allowed to grab the clothing


What can I expect on my first day at Double Phoenix?

  • Wear modest clothes that are comfortable to work out in

  • A friendly and knowledgable Instructor will greet you and show you around

  • Class will consist of warm-ups, technique and  sparring exercises.

  • See our Adults Page for more details!

Am I going to get beat up? 

  • We are going to take care of you and make sure that you have a great experience training with us.  We have an interest in keeping you safe and healthy so you can train for a lifetime and adopt the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle.  We want you to be able to train for the rest of your life and receive your black belt with us! 

  • We will provide you with the right amount of challenge so that you grow in your skill and we ultimately build you into a confident martial artist. 

Why do I see some people teaching without a black belt? 

  • BJJ is not like other martial arts where belts are easy to acquire.  So it is possible to for a purple belt or brown belt to be training for close to 5-10 years and be extremely knowledgable and capable.  Also not all belts within bjj are created equal, there could be a massive difference in skill from one person with a certain belt to another person with the same belt.  There are different levels of commitment and goals that can dictate how skilled a person is.  The truth is that you could have a lower belt like purple for example that can completely dominate other black belts.  It really all depends on the individual that wears the belt.  Also different schools have different standards for what constitutes a certain belt level.  At our school we do not hand out belts easy and on the same hand it is still possible to level up and get promoted with consistent hard work. 

Why should I choose Double Phoenix Jiu Jitsu for my BJJ training? 

  • Coach Kyle and Coach Tammy teach with extreme attention to detail, and its this detail that is going to make you more effective in your learning process.  This means that you're going to experience more success and less frustration in your BJJ journey. 

  • We are going to save you time learning by giving you strategies and techniques that are going to make you competitive with the best in the world.  

  • We produce quality students

  • We truly have a friendly family environment where people love jiu jitsu and are passionate and open and willing to work with each other.