Welcome to de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Wodonga
de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Wodonga welcomes everyone to enjoy the health and social benefits of this martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Getting started is as easy as coming in to meet the instructors and have a look at the facilities.
BJJ is ideal for men, women and children, and just like any martial art it’s tricky at the start however, to excel in any endeavour, individuals need to have a strong set of values, solid character and personal skills that gives them perseverance to achieve their goals.
Juniors (5-12 year old)
This syllabus covers junior belts from white to green belt. Classes are typically held in 10 week blocks that align with the school terms. Students in this age bracket that are mature and considered ‘advanced’ may be invited to join the teens class.
Kids classes are based around agility, balance and coordination as well as developing resilience, focus and confidence through basic techniques. These classes also assist the kids to become ‘bully-proof’ should they be placed in an intimidating or bullying situation. This is conducted in a safe learning environment, but more importantly a fun environment.
Teens (12-15 year old)
The syllabus is typically 10 weeks in length aligning with the school terms. Students within this group that display maturity and considered ‘advanced’ may be invited to join the senior class.
Teens classes cover basic to intermediate skills required to progress through the sport and also offer the opportunity to compete. The lessons are developed in such a way that the teens learn controlled aggression and humility, and also prepares them mentally for situations of conflict.
Although a contact sport, it is not a sport based around striking but more about control. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a safe environment, which also challenges your child mentally and physically, shaping them to into respectable individuals both on and off the mats.
Adult classes cover all aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, from a self-defence application through to competition. Participants will improve their health and fitness, confidence and ability through regular practice. Not to mention meeting likeminded people in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.
BJJ sparring, or rolling, is a way to test techniques you have learnt against teammates to improve and progress. This in turn is a form of stress inoculation enhancing resilience and confidence not just on the mat, but life in general.
The outcome of continued practice of Jiu Jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and commitment displayed by the instructors often carries over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school. Children will feel valued, help build camaraderie, make lifelong friends and be a part of a family - not just a team.
Benefits your children will gain from BJJ are;
Improved social skills
Enhance self-confidence and concentration
Better understanding of setting and achieving goals
An improvement in their health and fitness
Head Instructor Profile
Greg Probyn is the owner, operator and head instructor at the Wodonga de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Academy.
Greg is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and a current serving member of the Australian Regular Army. He has been in the Australian Defence Force for over 20 years. He is happily married and has two beautiful children.
Greg has served in both the Royal Australian Navy and in the Army. He first experienced BJJ when participating in the Army’s Military Self Defence program. At the time Greg was training and fighting in Muay Thai and was invited to train with the Senior Instructors in BJJ. Having trained in several other martial arts Greg saw how unique BJJ was in that brute strength did not empower the exponent but in fact hindered them.
Due to the military lifestyle, Greg and his family have lived extensively throughout Australia never staying in one spot longer than three years. Whilst in Darwin, Greg found great accomplishment whilst training with de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu Darwin, as he was the directing coach for the kids team (5 – 12yrs) and assistant coach to the juniors team (10 – 16yrs). During this time he was able to take students from the juniors team to compete nationally and internationally, and did so with great success providing a fantastic experience for those that competed not just in the sporting arena but also culturally.
Greg believes not just in the sport application of BJJ but also in the self preservation aspect of the sport, specifically confidence in an intimidating situation such as bullying. Bullying occurs with 1 in every 4 children and may never be extinguished. However, BJJ for kids and teens will help build confidence and prepare them with strategies not just for one situation, but for life.