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FAQ

Beginners' courses

  • What will I learn during the course?

    Grappling is a full-contact combat sport where the fight has been taken to the ground. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) focuses solely on the techniques of ground-fighting but these elements are also widely used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In the beginners’ course for grappling you will learn how to achieve control over your opponents and how to submit them using chokes and joint locks. You will learn to escape from bad positions and to get into better, more dominant positions. Grappling is also useful for self-defense skills.

    In the beginners’ course for striking you will learn the basics of boxing, kick-boxing, and Muay Thai with the emphasis on using these skills in MMA. You will learn correct techniques for kicks and punches as well as proper defense techniques and in addition you will be introduced to the clinch distance.

  • What are the trainings like?

    Each training session is 90 minutes long and begins with a general warm-up led by the coach. Most of the training time is used to learn and practice new skills as well as tying these skills with previously taught techniques. Training sessions also include a lot of drills and sparring and are quite active.

  • What should I wear?

    The best option is to wear clothes designed for MMA – a rashguard and some grappling tights but you can wear regular work-out clothes as well as shorts and a T-shirt. Your clothing cannot have any hard detailing such as zippers and buttons. Training is done with bare feet, flip-flops are mandatory for walking outside the mat area.

  • What if I don’t have any experience?

    That is exactly what our beginners’ courses are for so don’t worry! Naturally we also welcome people with previous fight sports experience but it is not expected of you.

  • Can anyone join regardless of age, gender, and physical abilities?

    Of course! Everyone who wants to train with us is welcome. The intensity of the trainings is largely adaptable and you can adjust trainings according to your capabilities. If you have any doubts about your health please do consult your physician before starting training.

    P.S. Beginners’ courses are for participants over the age of 15 (included). Underage trainees need a signed agreement from their parent or guardian which we will send you via e-mail.

  • What equipment do I need?

    For the grappling course only a mouthguard is mandatory, a cup is optional for men.

    For the striking course you’ll need a mouthguard, 12-14oz boxing gloves and hand wraps, a cup is optional for men. The cost of mouth guards is about 10€, the same for the cup and about 45€ for boxing gloves. The equipment is necessary from the third week of the course.

    During the first weeks of the courses we will order necessary equipment for all those who wish but you are welcome to use any equipment you already own or wish to buy by yourself.

  • Are combat sports dangerous?

    Even though the impression of combat sports can be more violent and dangerous they are as safe as any other sports. Our trainers pay attention to the safety and well-being of all participants and we have taken this into account when deciding the size of the groups.

  • Do I need to compete when I train in Võimla?

    Absolutely not. We do support anyone who has the desire to compete but most of the people who train with us do not compete.

  • What language is used in training?

    The official language for the training sessions is Estonian but we do welcome all foreigners. All our coaches speak English and most of them speak Russian and are happy to explain everything in a different language as well.

  • How do I register for the courses?

    Please fill the registration form to register to the course. Please read our Internal Rules and General Conditions before registering. We will send you a confirmation e-mail after you have filled out the form and specify the payment methods.

  • How much does a course cost?

    The fee for one basics course is 110€. The special price for both courses is 190€.

  • Can I pay for the course in two parts?

    That is the plan. You pay the first installment before the beginning of the course and the second part by the end of the second week. The price is 50€+60€ for one course and 100€+90€ for both courses.

  • Are there any discounts?

    We do have a family discount – the second family member pays only 50% of the fee during the period that two family members are training in Võimla. The discount applies to married couples, parents-children and siblings.

  • Can I participate in both beginners’ courses at the same time?

    We have set our timetable in a way to make this possible but we do advise to think carefully before registering for both courses – you’ll need to be in a good physical shape and have enough free time and willpower. If you have any doubts we recommend focusing on one course at a time.

  • What happens if I get sick or have to be absent for a week or two?

    This is usually not a problem. We keep practicing techniques and repeating the information throughout the course and the coaches are always happy to help you when you are feeling overwhelmed.

  • What happens after the course?

    The graduates are welcomed to our advanced groups. If you wish to join our MMA-group you must graduate successfully from both grappling and striking courses.

  • How do I finish the course successfully?

    You need to attend at least 2/3 of the trainings. If you have more absences it is possible to organize a private training with your coach to catch up. Finishing the beginners’ course successfully is a prerequisite for attending the more advanced training groups.

  • What will I learn?

    Grappling is a full-contact combat sport where the fight has been taken to the ground. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) focuses solely on the techniques of ground-fighting but these elements are also widely used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In the beginners’ course for grappling you will learn how to achieve control over your opponents and how to submit them using chokes and joint locks. You will learn to escape from bad positions and to get into better, more dominant positions. Grappling is also useful for self-defense skills.

    In the beginners’ course for striking you will learn the basics of boxing, kick-boxing, and Muay Thai with the emphasis on using these skills in MMA. You will learn correct techniques for kicks and punches as well as proper defense techniques and in addition you will be introduced to the clinch distance.

  • Training summary?

    Each training session is 90 minutes long and begins with a general warm-up led by the coach. Most of the training time is used to learn and practice new skills as well as tying these skills with previously taught techniques. Training sessions also include a lot of drills and sparring and are quite active.

  • What to wear?

    The best option is to wear clothes designed for MMA – a rashguard and some grappling tights but you can wear regular work-out clothes as well as shorts and a T-shirt. Your clothing cannot have any hard detailing such as zippers and buttons. Training is done with bare feet, flip-flops are mandatory for walking outside the mat area.

  • No experience?

    That is exactly what our beginners’ courses are for so don’t worry! Naturally we also welcome people with previous fight sports experience but it is not expected of you.

  • Am I welcome?

    Of course! Everyone who wants to train with us is welcome. The intensity of the training sessions is largely adaptable and you can adjust the training according to your capabilities. If you have any doubts about your health please do consult your physician before starting training.

    P.S. Beginners’ courses are for participants over the age of 15 (included). Underage trainees need a signed agreement from their parent or guardian which we will send you via e-mail.

  • Equipment?

    For the grappling course only a mouthguard is mandatory, a cup is optional for men.

    For the striking course you’ll need a mouthguard, 12-14oz boxing gloves and hand wraps, a cup is optional for men. The cost of mouth guards is about 10€, the same for the cup and about 45€ for boxing gloves. The equipment is necessary from the third week of the course.

    During the first weeks of the courses we will order necessary equipment for all those who wish but you are welcome to use any equipment you already own or wish to buy by yourself.

  • Are combat sports dangerous?

    Even though the impression of combat sports can be more violent and dangerous they are as safe as any other sports. Our trainers pay attention to the safety and well-being of all participants and we have taken this into account when deciding the size of the groups.

  • Competing?

    Absolutely not. We do support anyone who has the desire to compete but most of the people who train with us do not compete.

  • Language?

    The official language for the training sessions is Estonian but we do welcome all foreigners. All our coaches speak English and most of them speak Russian and are happy to explain everything in a different language as well.

  • Registering?

    Please fill the registration form to register to the course. Please read our Internal Rules and General Conditions before registering. We will send you a confirmation e-mail after you have filled out the form and specify the payment methods.

  • The price?

    The fee for one basics course is 110€. The special price for both courses is 190€.

  • Partial payment?

    That is the plan. You pay the first installment before the beginning of the course and the second part by the end of the second week. The price is 50€+60€ for one course and 100€+90€ for both courses.

  • Discounts?

    We do have a family discount – the second family member pays only 50% of the fee during the period that two family members are training in Võimla. The discount applies to married couples, parents-children and siblings.

  • Both courses?

    We have set our timetable in a way to make this possible but we do advise to think carefully before registering for both courses – you’ll need to be in a good physical shape and have enough free time and willpower. If you have any doubts we recommend focusing on one course at a time.

  • Being absent?

    This is usually not a problem. We keep practicing techniques and repeating the information throughout the course and the coaches are always happy to help you when you are feeling overwhelmed.

  • After the course?

    The graduates are welcomed to our advanced groups. If you wish to join our MMA-group you must graduate successfully from both grappling and striking courses.

  • Success?

    You need to attend at least 2/3 of the trainings. If you have more absences it is possible to organize a private training with your coach to catch up. Finishing the beginners’ course successfully is a prerequisite for attending the more advanced training groups.

Võimla BJJ MMA Tartu Estonia

Tartu Fightsport Gym VÕIMLA is the first ever BJJ and MMA gym in Estonia. We train brasilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA); classes for all levels.

 

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  Tartu Fightsport Gym VÕIMLA
    Tartu, Estonia
  +372 5563 1192
  info@voimla.ee