Central Connecticut's source for authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Not all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools are the same. Some are very competition oriented. Some involve wearing a gi, others are solely "no-gi". Some train MMA fighters, while others focus exclusively on the self-defense aspect and don't include much sparring. This is perfect, because every student has different needs.
At Gracie Farmington Valley, our program is a mix of self-defense and sport style sparring without a heavy emphasis on tournament competition. However, we do spar and drill competitively in every single class. In a system like jiu-jitsu where self-defense is important, sparring is critical. Luckily, you can spar in jiu-jitsu in every class and not get hurt. Safety is very important.
We also train in both gi and no-gi grappling.