WELCOME TO OPEN OCEAN JIU-JITSU
Expand Your Horizons
Welcome to Open Ocean Jiu-Jitsu, the first (and only) jiu-jitsu academy located on the open ocean. Specializing in effective self defense for the modern sailor. Give us a try and see what you’ve been missing.
Dive Right In
As a beginner, it is our duty to teach you the basics of ocean-oriented self defense and get your body ready for the fight. Beginner classes start with intense cardio (NOTE THAT USING CLASS TIME FOR STRETCHING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED). We start by swimming laps around the Queen Gracie, the academy’s primary sailboat. It is imperative that this be done while wearing the GI, in preparation for OTB (Off The Boat) training. Beginner classes focus on two main areas:
1.) Getting the fight to the ground.
2.) Getting and maintaining mount when the boat is listing (hint: get perpendicular to the list!)
After demonstating mastery of the beginner concepts, the student may be promoted to aqua belt. This usually takes 1 - 4 years (depending on attendance and natural athletic ability). The student will then be able to focus on more advanced concepts such as:
OGOB (Off the Ground and Off the Boat) fighting
MDT (Mutually Destructive Techniques)
NP (Natural Preservation)
These are techniques that you will only learn at Open Ocean Jiu-Jitsu.