most frequent questions
What should I bring or wear to my first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at Soul Fighters?
For your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at our gym in ct, we recommend coming to the beginners class with Formiga. This is a traditional BJJ GI class, if you are trying one of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi classes for the first time we will provide you with a Gi to wear on that day. Other than that, maybe just a bottle of water or healthy sports drink. If you decide you love it, which you most likely will, we have official Soul Fighters Gis for sale in our fight shop. We currently have OTM hyperlite 400 gram competition gis in stock for the same price they sell them online, but with our custom logos already on them. It is not necessary to purchase a Gi from us, but we do require all team members to at least wear our team patch on their Gi if they purchase them somewhere else
What should I bring or wear to my first Kickboxing or MMA class at Soul Fighters?
For your first Kickboxing class or MMA class please wear some kind sport shorts or pants or “fight” shorts and a comfortable shirt or rash guard. We use 16 ounce boxing gloves for training, so if you have a pair bring them or we will have a pair you can try for the first class. We also sell rash guards, fight shorts, and boxing gloves at our fight shop if you need them. Bring water or a healthy sports drink.
Do I have to have any experience to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or MMA at Soul Fighters CT?
No, absolutely none. In fact we prefer it that way, it is much easier for a person to learn the “right” habits and develop correct “muscle memory” right from the beginning then to re-learn them later on. The fundamentals in Jiu-Jitsu are about the basics and having a strong base, while mastering them can take a lifetime to achieve we feel better knowing you learned from our instructors right from the beginning. Although our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team is well know throughout the world for our competitors, it is not necessary to be a high ranking belt to come train with us in CT
I currently train with another BJJ Team or at a different gym that Formiga teaches at, can I still train at the Soul Fighters CT in Brookfield??
We have many friends in the Martial Arts community, and our students have many friends on different teams. If you would like to come cross train with us, please have the blessing of your current instructor before coming to our gym to train. All are welcome, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is about learning as much as possible and we support that journey. The mat fee is $20 for non Soul Fighters team members or if you belong to another Gym that Formiga teaches at and are a Soul Fighters team member you can get an access pass for $40 a month and come whenever you like as long as you stay a current member at the affiliate gym he teaches in.
Does Soul Fighters offer private lessons for BJJ, Kickboxing, and MMA?
Yes, lots of people like to take private lessons from time to time to have that one on one time and work on different skills. Inquire with Tyler about scheduling and pricing.