Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long will it take to get a black belt?
The time it takes to get a Black Belt varies extensively from student to student. The more time and effort you put into the art, the faster you will progress, but time is entirely based on the individual student. We do not believe in setting a time frame for progression in the art. However, a conservative estimate would be three to five years of study.
2. Do I need to be in good shape to do Jujitsu?
Though being healthy and in good shape is always beneficial, it is not essential to begin studying Jujitsu. Students of every physical fitness level have studied the art of Jujitsu. Each of those students has progressed well through the art, often shedding pounds and improving their health along the way.
3. I want to fight in the cage (Mixed Martial Arts), will you train me for that?
While the skills you will learn in Bujinki Ryu JuJitsu transfer very well to the cage, DMA of Sioux Falls does not train students specifically for Mixed Martial Arts. If you are interested in training specifically for MMA, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you find a school to meet your needs.
4. Do I need any special equipment?
To start with, there is no special equipment needed. Just a comfortable pair of sweats and a t-shirt. Eventually though, you will be asked to purchase a gi (uniform) and sparring gear.
5. Do you teach self defense seminars?
Yes we do! Please check our Self Defense page for more information.
6. How often can I come?
Your membership includes as many classes as you can make, though we recommend coming at least twice a week to progress well through the art.