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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instruction

We are Taichung’s premier martial arts academy, and proud to be the FIRST professionally instructed MMA academy in Taichung founded in 2017.

We offer BJJ classes in English and Chinese for students of all ages and sizes – classes and opponents at many levels of skill.

BJJ

Learning Courtesy, Courage and Confidence

We believe that the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is seen as a means to individual development and personal growth. The core values of: courtesy, confidence, and courage are taught within our kid’s program, as well as challenging yourself with a champion’s mindset. Other important attributes gained include physical strength, self-awareness, respect, discipline and responsibility.

 

Program Description:

This program is designed to help students build a strong foundation for basic jiu jitsu techniques and improve their overall understanding of jiu jitsu practice. 

Program Goals:

  • Increase general understanding of jiu jitsu
  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers
  • Improve coordination and agility
  • Have fun

Curriculum Includes:

  • Basic and fundamental techniques
  • Overview of all positions and situations in jiu jitsu
  • Coordination drills and interactive games
  • Exploration of core concepts and ideas

Challenging Yourself With a Champion’s Mindset.

We believe that the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is seen as a means to individual development and personal growth. The core values of: courtesy, confidence, and courage are taught within our kid’s program, as well as challenging yourself with a champion’s mindset. Other important attributes gained include strength, self-awareness, respect, discipline and responsibility.

 

Program Description

This program is designed to build a strong foundation in your student’s practice, and improve his/her coordination, movement, and agility. Students will also receive a comprehensive overview of all positions and techniques in the beginner and fundamental curriculum, as well as an introduction to the more advanced jiu jitsu curriculum. Students will also be given more detailed explanations of core jiu jitsu concepts and ideas.

Program Goals:

  • Improve movement and coordination
  • Learn self-discipline and build confidence
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers
  • Have fun

Curriculum Includes:

  • Overview of all positions and situations
  • Comprehensive instruction of basic and fundamental techniques
  • Introduction to advanced jiu jitsu techniques
  • Detailed explanation of core concepts and ideas
  • Basic and advanced No-Gi concepts

Build a Strong Foundation

Program Description

The Fundamentals Program was created to ensure that all newer students will begin their jiu jitsu journey with a strong foundation. The curriculum focuses on introductory techniques from every position, as well as core concepts in jiu jitsu practice that will aid in the student’s development and progress.

Belt Rank Required:

  • White, Blue

Program Goals: 

  • Introduce students to all positions and situations
  • Build coordination and learn jiu jitsu movements
  • Understand core concepts and ideas
  • Inspire students to live the jiu jitsu lifestyle

Curriculum Includes:

  • Beginner jiu jitsu techniques
  • Overview of all foundation positions and situations
  • Mobility and agility drills

Don’t hold back!
Take the first step in an unforgettable personal journey.

An Introduction into the Essentials of BJJ

Program Description

The Basics Program is designed to focus on the core techniques that every jiu jitsu practitioner should know. With this program, students will be able to improve their overall jiu jitsu knowledge, improve their movement and coordination, and receive an introduction to more advanced jiu jitsu techniques. Students are highly encouraged to ask questions in order to improve their individual understanding of the techniques and positions. All students – from white belt to black belt – are encouraged to participate in this program.

Belt Rank: 

  • White to Black Belt

Program Goals: 

  • Improve overall jiu jitsu understanding
  • Introduce students to more advanced jiu jitsu
  • Relieve stress
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun!

Curriculum Includes: 

  • Attacks, defensive techniques, and escapes from every position
  • Core concepts and ideas
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Question & Answer sessions

Take Your BJJ to the Next Level

Program Description: 

The Advanced Program gives students the opportunity to take their game to the next level through an in-depth exploration of more advanced jiu jitsu techniques and instruction. Students will also receive an extensive education into modern jiu jitsu practice, as well as less common situations that may arise during a match. Participation in this class is restricted to White belts with one stripe (6 months experience) and above.

Belt Rank: 

  • White belt 1 stripe to Black Belt

Program Goals:

  • Improve student’s overall jiu jitsu knowledge
  • Delve into more advanced and modern jiu jitsu techniques
  • Build a more complete game

Curriculum Includes:

  • Attacks, defensive techniques and escapes from every position
  • Instruction on advanced jiu jitsu techniques and positions
  • Core concepts and ideas
  • Positional, situational and live sparring
  • Question & Answer sessions

Sharpen Your Competitive Skills and Mindset

Program Description: 

Focused primarily on sparring, our Competition Program is designed to prepare students for competition. Students will get an overview of tournament scenarios and how to handle certain situations that will arise on the competition mat. This intense program is guaranteed to help students feel confident and prepared for their upcoming competition. This program is offered to all belt levels.

Belt Rank: 

  • All levels

Program Goals: 

  • Prepare students for tournament situations
  • Help students get into competition shape
  • Build confidence and the competitive mindset

Curriculum Includes:

  • Competition-focused sparring
  • Overview of tournament scenarios
  • Positional and situational training
  • Question & Answer sessions

Work on Specific Trouble Areas and Practice Newly Learned Techniques

Our open mat training is designed to allow students to work on specific trouble areas and practice newly learned techniques overseen by a coach.

The class is open to all members of any belt rank or age.

This class allows members the opportunity to spar, drill, or analyze techniques and improve their Jiu-Jitsu Game.

Visitors are very welcome anytime at our academy!

Visitors from affiliated gyms (Taiwan BJJ Taipei, Keelung, Ankeng, Zhonghe Linkou, Shuangxi, FAMA Singapore, Shanghai BJJ) are welcome to train free. Please notify 24 hours in advance.

The Fastest Way to Learn BJJ

DESCRIPTION: 

Private lessons are available to all academy members and out of town visitors, and are a great way for more concentrated instruction, tailored to your individual needs and experience level. Students will have the opportunity for more in-depth exploration of techniques and positional study in a more exclusive learning environment.

Please note: All private lessons MUST be scheduled beforehand. (Contact us here) to purchase your lesson or multiple-lesson package.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • Exclusive learning environment
  • In-depth exploration of techniques and situations
  • Personalized instruction tailored to each individual

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

  1. Talk with instructor about availability;
  2. Purchase private lesson package by contacting the academy;
  3. Confirm date and time with the instructor.
  4. Enjoy your tailored lesson!

PLEASE NOTE: All schedule changes or cancellations should be coordinated with your instructor at least 24 hours in advance. No-shows will result in loss of that private lesson credit.

Team of Expert Coaches

  • Head Coach Demitri “Narouque” Telfair has over 20 years of martial arts experience, 200 combat matches and BJJ Black Belt.
  • Daniel “The Tooth Hunter” O’Rourke is a Professional MMA fighter and 3rd Degree BJJ Purple Belt.
  • Sofia Soo Telfair is the 2019 Queen of Taiwan BJJ, the assistant kids coach, a 1st degree Blue Belt.
  • Julio Benitez is 2019 Taiwan International Champion, Basics BJJ Class instructor and 2nd degree Blue Belt.

All of our coaches speak English and Chinese.

Head Coach

Demitri Telfair

BJJ & MMA Coach

Daniel O'Rourke

BJJ Assistant Coach

Julio Benitez

Assistant Coach

Sofia Soo Telfair

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The Bear’s Den BJJ and MMA 熊派巴西柔術及MMA學院

B1-C, No. 447, Section 3, Wenxin Rd, Beitun District, Taichung City, 406


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    Monday – Friday:
    07:00 – 21:00

    Saturday:
    07:00 – 16:00

    Sunday Closed

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