Triple Threat Combat Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay a registration fee or sign a lengthy contract?

Some schools require large registration fees as a way to get as much money up front as they can as well as lengthy contracts to lock students into paying -even if they are dissatisfied with the training and services they are receiving. We DO NOT require registration fees or lengthy contracts because we believe in our Art, System and Teaching style. We do not need to "lock you in" because we know you will be back.

Will I be required to buy expensive uniforms and equipment from your school?

Some schools require you to purchase only their "equipment packages" and uniforms. Many even claim they will give new students free equipment and uniforms if they sign a contract on their first visit (to include, of course, a large registration fee). We do not require you to purchase equipment or uniforms from us. If you need or want to purchase a uniform or equipment...we HIGHLY encourage you to shop around and find something suitable for training that is safe and reasonably priced. We will also help you find what you are looking for so you are prepared for training. We offer clothing and gear only as a way to promote pride in our Team and School, but we will NEVER require anyone to buy anything from us. Our business is NOT retail nor are we focused on selling overly priced and substandard "equipment packages". Our focus is your training.

Do I need to be in shape before I come for training?

No, as a matter of fact we have students that come to us to get in shape. We cater and tailor our training to you, your needs, your fitness and experience levels. We take pride in the fact that we know each students individual strengths and areas for improvement.

What are the other students like at your school?

We have different types of students at our school. Some come to us because they aspire to be professional fighters. Some students are here because their job or profession may require hand to hand combat. Others are here because they want to learn self defense, get in shape or just learn a Martial Art. Despite their different reasons for calling or visiting us for the first time, they do all share a willingness to learn and to help each other. We are a Team at Triple Threat Combat Sports.

Will I be in class with adults and children?

No. Our classes are broken down into appropriate age groups. As our student population grows, our classes will grow accordingly.

Is your self defense training and your competition and tournament training different?

Yes. Although our classes designed for competing do have the core techniques used for our self defense instruction, the training and techniques are different.

Do I have to compete?

No. We do not require students to compete, but all of them are afforded the opportunity to do so. Regardless, each and every student is considered part of the Triple Threat Team and Family.

Are there other arts or schools I should consider?

Yes. You should make a list of everything you want to gain from training in a martial art and chose the school that best suits your needs. Because we understand that not every art or school is for everyone, we encourage potential students to visit us, try some FREE classes and compare what we offer to other schools in the area. We want you to want to be here and we want your training to be a positive experience.

Do you offer promotions at your school?

Yes. We have promotions and testing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from white belt to black belt for Adults and Children. Promotions and testing are important for students and instructors. They measure a students progress and ascertain whether they are retaining the material being taught as well as help instructors ensure they are teaching properly. We look for trends in test results and use those trends to make sure we are covering the material appropriately. If every student gets the same grip wrong on test day (for example), chances are its not the students but a training gap that needs to be addressed and adjusted. Unlike some schools, we have not implemented 10 or 15 extra belt colors as a marketing tool or money making scheme. Our belt structure is based on tradition and the guidelines set forth by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). We do not use belt testing as a way to create extra revenue for our school, it is a way to reward students for the time and effort they dedicate to the art and sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in recognition of the skills they have mastered. It is profoundly different(for example) to HAVE a black and to truly BE a black belt.

Do I need to pay extra money for the good techniques?

No. We teach our system according to a logical progression and the individual students abilities. Some students will progress faster then others and requiring them to buy their way into advanced material is just another money making scheme. Will advanced students drill basic techniques? Yes. Will new students get exposed to advanced techniques? Yes. We want our advanced students to retain the basics and core techniques of our system and we want new students to see advanced techniques over time not as a "reward" for spending the most money.