FAQ

Do I need any experience to start at TRIBO MARTIAL ARTS?

No, our BJJ Fundamentals and Capoeira classes are for anyone starting out and you will be with plenty of others beginners as well.

 
Can I bring my own Gi or Capoeira Uniform for a trial class?

Sure, we have an Open Gi / Capoeira Uniform class policy for trials, so you can wear any color or brand you like and if you already have your own Gi great. If not we provide free trail Gi for the trail classes.

 
How fit do I need to be?

You don’t need to be super fit to start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Capoeira. In fact, BJJ is a great way to get fit. At TRIBO MARTIAL ARTS everybody is welcome on the mats regardless of their level of fitness. We focus on technique and this is something absolutely anyone can do.

 
Do I need previous martial arts experience?

Not at all. If you have already trained in a different martial art that’s great but you do not need any previous martial arts experience. Regardless of whether you’re just starting out on your BJJ or Capoeira journey, or an old timer, you will always be welcome.

 
Am I too old?

No such thing. It’s never too late to start training Capoeira or BJJ. Our programs are designed to cater to everyone. All students are encouraged to train to their own limits and can push as hard as they want.

 
What is the right age for kids to start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Capoeira?

Every child is different. However we believe that around 5 years is a good age to start a martial art such as BJJ or Capoeira. Our kids program caters for 5 - 14 years old and focuses on making self-defence and physical education fun. We use conditioning and skill-oriented games to engage and challenge kids. The benefits go way beyond the physical. It will also teach your kids valuable life skills such as courtesy, confidence, focus, discipline, team work, mental strength, and self-control.

 
Do I have to be strong to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

The beautiful thing about BJJ is the fundamental principle that a weaker and smaller person can defeat a stronger and heavier opponent using leverage and technique. Anybody with an open mind and a willingness to learn can train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 
What if I am currently injured?

Depending on the nature of your injury there is a chance you can train around it. Have a chat with your professor to discuss options. Even if you have to sit out a few classes we still strongly encourage coming along to watch and learn.

 
What will I learn?

The primary focus of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is learning self-defence. We will teach you the fundamentals of self-defence, as well as the modern evolution of the martial art. You will practice a range of techniques from many different positions. You’ll also learn how to control resisting opponents on the ground, as well as how to apply submissions effectively.

Capoeira you will also learn self defence, acrobatics, kicks and rhythms.

 

What do I need to bring?

All you need for your first class is comfortable clothing. A fitted t-shirt or rash guard is ideal, and pocket less shorts are preferable for No Gi classes. For women tights and a top is fine. However, if you have a Jiu-Jitsu Kimono or ‘Gi’ feel free to wear that.

A water bottle and a small towel for drying off after the class is also a good idea.

 
Do I need any protective equipment?

Some students choose to wear a mouth guard when rolling. However, it’s entirely up to you.

Where do I buy my BJJ GI or Capoeira Uniform?

We stock Gi’s and capoeira uniform in the studio.

I have a Gi or capoeira uniform but there are other club patches on them. Is this Ok?

This is no problem.

 
Do you welcome students from other academies?

100%. We’re focused on community, not competition. So everyone is welcome at TRIBO MARTIAL ARTS.

 
How often should I train?

This is really dependent on your lifestyle and your goals. You can train as little or as often as you like but to get the most benefit we recommend a minimum of twice a week.

 
How long does it take to grade?

This depends on a few different things. We pride ourselves on living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Grading comes from the effort you put in on and off the mats.

Capoeira once a year depending on frequency.

How long does it take to get a blue belt?

When participating on a regular basis a blue belt generally takes 2-3 years to achieve. Again, this is really dependent on how committed you are, and how often you train.

How long does it take to get a black belt?

A black belt can take 10 years or more of hard work and consistent training to achieve.

 
How can I get started?

Complete the 7 Day Free Trial online form and pop in to start your journey at TRIBO MARTIAL ARTS

 
Which classes are suitable for beginners?

Kids aged 4-15 years are welcome at any of the kids and junior classes.

The fundamentals class is best suited to 15-17yr olds and adult beginners. As you get more comfortable there is no reason why you can’t attend the all levels and no Gi classes.

 
How do memberships work?

We have a $30 sign up fee only once. We have a  few different types of membership/training options; once a week or unlimited.

We do not have lock in contracts.