If you are interested in taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and/or Jeet Kune Do at Pollaro's Martial Arts, read this page to learn what to expect during class.



Wear a loose fitting pair of pants or shorts and a comfortable shirt.  Don't wear any jewelry.  Make sure to remove any piercings and jewelery before doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.



Jeet Kune Do


Jeet Kune Do classes last 45 minutes.  During class, the instructor will start by demonstrating a technique or combination of techniques, and then students will pair up and drill. 


Common techniques that we teach include:


  • Trapping

  • Punching 

  • Kicking 

  • Striking defense 

  • Defending against takedowns

  • Weapons



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are split into two parts.  During the first part of class, students will learn and drill techniques.   Afterward, we roll (spar).  Rolling is not required, and students may stay for none, some, or all of the rolling session.


During the instructional portion of class, the instructor will demonstrate a technique.  After each demonstration, students will pair up and practice the technique.  The techniques that are demonstrated on any given day normally begin from a similar position and offer the student different options from that position.   


After the instructor has finished demonstrating techniques for the day, students are given a chance to roll.  The purpose of rolling is to practice techniques against a live opponent.  This is a great workout and a good way to get in shape.