Chris and Adam Leddy earned their Black and Brown belts through years of training, competing and coaching as part of the East Coast Jiu Jitsu Academy network. Both Chris and Adam have represented their club many times in competition and have amassed a number of Irish titles between them.
Our coaches have 20 years of Jiu Jitsu experience between them, and take great pride in the work we do in Bray. Both coaches are available for Private lessons, so if you or your child want to get started on your martial arts journey – dont hesitate to get in touch!
Our members have access to all scheduled classes.
BJJ BLACK BELT
At ECJJABRAY we have 3 classes weekly for beginners, with no equipment needed to start and a FREE TRIAL for all newcomers.
Attendees of our beginners class should expect to learn the basics of grappling; takedowns and takedown defense, submission holds, chokes, joint locks, positions of control both standing on the ground and escapes/counters to all the above. There is no experience or level of fitness required to start – however if you have any injuries or special conditions please discuss your concerns with us in advance.
We place a very strong emphasis on the basics across all our classes, students of all levels are encouraged to attend our basics classes.
Typically – a basics class will consist of a short warmup, technique demonstration and practice with a partner, and what we call ‘positional training’ which is where we test the specific technique/position against a resisting opponent.
Our mixed levels classes are as above, but we always finish with an hour of full sparring, and as such – these classes are suited for intermediate levels and above.
Students of all belt ranks are encouraged to participate in this class weekly – the fundamental techniques of jiu jitsu should be the foundation for all levels.
In this class, students will expand on the techniques and principles learned in our basics program.
Class begins with a short warmup. students will then ‘drill’ the techniques of the day with a partner – as in our basics class. Students who attend the mixed levels class are expected to have a solid understanding of the basics of jiu jitsu, and as such, the curriculum tends to be slightly more advanced.
After practicing, we will spend the remainder of the class completing rounds of sparring. The ability to spar realistically and safely is what separates jiu jitsu from a lot of more traditional martial arts. Sparring is not suitable for complete beginners, make sure you have completed our beginners course before joining us for this session!
This class is suitable for all students who have completed a short course of our basics program.
Exactly as it says on the tin, every Friday we hold a sparring session open to all belt levels. While not suitable for complete beginners, students who are training in our basics program are encouraged to attend!
The class will warm up independently, and we will pair off for rounds of sparring, with rounds and rest dictated by a timer. Typically this class lasts for one hour, and is a great way to cap off your weeks training and work on the skills and techniques developed in class.
Spar with other students of all levels and spar with coaches, this class is essential for anyone keen to compete in jiu jitsu.
An open training session for all levels, open also to visitors and guests from other schools.
Use the time to spar, to exercise, to drill technique or ask questions. The final training session of the week, and a great way for students of all levels to train together.