Jenkins Martial Arts Academy in Natick, Massachusetts, offers instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Ken Jenkins, Head Instructor. Our classes begin with a brief warm-up of ten to fifteen minutes of exercises specifically designed to prepare your body for grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. No jumping jacks or gym class push-ups, these movements warm up your spine and core and also teach you the movements used in BJJ.
Then you’ll be paired up with one of our student-instructors who’ll make sure that you have a safe, positive, learning experience. We then spend about 20 minutes going over techniques and principles. You’ll practice them with your student-instructor partner while I go around the class making sure everyone is getting the material.
Then we have “randori” or sparring. We usually spar for 4 five-minute rounds. You’ll spar with student-instructors and with me. We’ll make sure that you have fun, learn, and stay safe during sparring. For our BJJ classes the sparring is grappling only – no strikes.