Regular conditioning will get you into shape and help avoid injuries.
Only with a solid knowledge of the basic techniques you will understand the amazing functionality of the leverages of BJJ.
Sparring is where you apply what you learned during the lesson.
Marcus’s warm-ups are known to be very challenging. He has designed the warm-ups to build on strength, cardio and flexibility for the student to become a more efficient fighter. Marcus Soares has developed a warm-up work out that will push the limits and make you become not only a better fighter but better shape overall.
Marcus and Carlson Gracie philosophy has always been that you should be in better shape than your opponent and Marcus teaches his class to be the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter you can be by pushing the limits of a person to be in better shape mentally and physically.
Marcus believes that a dedicated competitor should do additional cardio; the class warm-up, although very tough, is not enough. Both aerobic and anaerobic training should be included. Marcus used his university degree in physical education degree to develop this exercise routine.
The exact sequence changes from day to day, and there are many variations and different exercises to keep the workout fresh. He makes sure that every workout challenges every part of the body. Even though the warm ups are challenging everyone should go at their own pace and only push themselves when they feel fit.
One thing that you will never get from any other Jiu-Jitsu club is Marcus’ knowledge of the sport. In Brazil and the Jiu-Jitsu world he is known as the Encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Being the highest ranking Carlson Gracie student today, Marcus can answer any question that you have, no matter what situation you describe.
You can ask about positioning, submissions, offenses, defenses, strategies, etc. and Marcus will demonstrate your question step by step, simplifying the learning process for the student. Marcus’ knowledge in BJJ is second to none, and his teaching methodology will help the student’s skills to improve at a fast pace.
After practicing techniques comes the open sparring. This is where you get to try the techniques you learned at your own pace, the students with more experience will always help the students with less experience. There is no restriction as everyone gets to fight everyone no matter what belt you are.
You can go as hard or as light as you want but to become a better fighter you need sparring practice. The sparring time is when the students will start to apply the techniques that they learned, get the co-ordination and timing, get familiar with the different reactions of their training partners and learn how to be at least one step ahead of your opponent. The sparring time is your laboratory, where you will test all the little details of each technique.