Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to stay in shape, learn self-defense, build strength and confidence and develop teamwork and friendship. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu appeals to a wide variety of people at different age groups, fitness levels, or genders; each with their own unique goals or motivations. As participants goals may vary, so does the level of intensity at which they wish to train.
To ensure the best experience for all participants, Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has developed and patented a system to provide a clear visible indication of the level of intensity that our members wish to train at. By having a standardized method of measurement for intensity our members can help each other calibrate, our Professors and Coaches can help make better match ups, and new members feel more comfortable participating in the sport knowing there is awareness and process to reduce injury and ensure the best experience for all members.
At Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu each participant wears a colored silicone wrist band indicating the level of intensity that they wish to train at. We provide three different colors, each representing an intensity training level detailed below:
I like to get a good workout and to get my heart rate up but I am risk averse to injury. This level is 70% intensity
I am interested in the sport, but I am very concerned about injury. I may have physical limitations that prevent me from training at higher levels of intensity. This level is 50% intensity.
Members may wish to vary their band color from time to time. If they are preparing for a competition and want to get the most intense training they can wear a red wrist band. As they get closer to the event and want to reduce their risk of injury, they can indicate to the instructors, coaches, and other practitioners that they want to train at a lower intensity at this time by wearing a blue or green wrist band. You may normally train at a blue level but are recovering from an injury so you can train at green to reduce the risk of aggravating an injury. At Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you train at YOUR level!