At Team Monkey-Jits our primary focus is not on competitive style jits. This doesn’t mean that we do not have students who compete, because we do – but at the heart of our coaching philosophy is applied jiu-jitsu for self-preservation. We believe it is absolutely imperative that all our students know how to effectively defend themselves using the Art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While we love competitive style jits, we know from first hand experience, that competition and the street are two very different animals. As such, while they may compliment each other, knowing their strengths and weaknesses are imperative for self-preservation success.

Secondly, we believe that in order to honor jiu-jitsu as the 'Gentle Art' – training should be grounded in fun, personal challenge and play. We offer our students a jiu-jitsu experience that will help them achieve inner success and honor their creative spirit. In this way, our students are able to take the lessons that they learn on the mat, to positively affect their life off it. Subsequently our students are able to embody the jiu-jitsu lifestyle: which is to seek Flow no matter the obstacle!