Your journey into jiu-jitsu starts with our fundamentals program. It allows you to learn the basics in an environment that is controlled, safe, and enjoyable. Our curriculum is structured in a way that will introduce you to the fundamental positions, techniques, and submissions that will prepare you for both self-defense and sport jiu-jitsu. The fundamental program is designed for people of all fitness levels. Don’t worry about having to get in shape before starting, that’s what we are here for!
We strive to help each student reach their full potential and goals. Whether you want to be a serious tournament competitor, learn to defend yourself, or just get in shape, our school is right for you!
Our curriculum is all-inclusive. We teach self-defense as well as the sport combat aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so don't wait, try a free class today!
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Barrick Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Walkerton's first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. Owner Charles Kulp has been a state certified law enforcement instructor for the last 13 years with over 1650 hours of instruction in physical tactics, active shooter response, emergency vehicle operations, basic life support, and general studies. With five years training in Jiu-Jitsu, Charles is currently ranked as a purple belt under Bryan Barrick. Bryan owns Barrick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Goshen, IN and has been teaching the martial art in the Elkhart County area since 1998, shortly after conducting the first tournament in Northern Indiana. Bryan is currently ranked as a 3rd degree black belt under Ricardo Diogo. Ricardo Diogo, also known as “Rey” Diogo was one of the first Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu team representatives to come to the United States and establish his own academy based on his master’s teaching.
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ, is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world. It is a fantastic and ENJOYABLE full body workout that will turn you into a more confident and healthier individual. Jiu-jitsu is the single most enjoyable workout there is! It is constantly engaging and always full of fun and challenging movements. Never again will you have to spend time on mindless and repetitive workouts like running, weightlifting, or swimming. While these are still great options to stay healthy, if you can find an activity you enjoy, it will be easier to stay consistent and reach your goals. BJJ is also unique because it will help you achieve a multitude of fitness goals!
-Lose weight by drastically reducing visceral and subcutaneous body fat. Many of our students lose pounds of fat in as little as 6 months, training only 2-3 times per week!
-Build immense muscular and cardiovascular endurance unlike any other.
-Build and maintain muscle mass, strengthen joints, and improve balance and coordination.
-Become a part of a welcoming and encouraging community.