CARPE DIEM MITA
“Do BJJ. Be Happy. Strong is Fun.”
If I wasn’t taking that simple message to the wider world with jiu-jitsu, I highly doubt I would be as fulfilled as I am.
<The capable man sweats and gets his work done in the dojo before the office>
Ever heard of Brazilian jiu-jitsu? Also known as “jujutsu” or “BJJ,” the sport is taking the developed world by storm and has seen an explosive rise in popularity, particularly in the US and Asia. BJJ has also seen considerable expansion as a professional sport.
<Like playing chess on the ground with your body>
Ground combat techniques, or “newaza” in Japanese, are at the core of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Attacks include various choking and joint lock techniques but involve no striking. The sport is similar to judo and wrestling, and the mental game is just as critical as the physical game. You have to be able to move and think at the same time, and so BJJ is often described as “like playing chess with your body.”
<There are as many techniques as there are people. Choosing your weapons is half the fun!>
People of all ages compete in BJJ, from as young as five to people in their fifties, and time spent on the mats can be an entertaining conceptual exploration. The range of BJJ techniques that have been developed is vast, and not even top-tier professionals have mastered everything. We are all different people, and it is no exaggeration to say BJJ techniques are just as many and varied. Figuring out what suits you is fun on the one hand and will make you stronger on the other, eventually leading to a style that is all your own. I find that to be the true charm of BJJ.
Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. These words are always at the forefront of our minds. If you want to do a thing, try it first and then think on it. You have to start somewhere.
We all have different concerns, whether about age or physicality or experience.
People at Carpe Diem BJJ usually start with such concerns, but by taking that first step, most are past it and enjoying themselves today.
Now is all we have. If you’re going to do it, do it.
If you agree, we are the place and the people for you. Leave your worries and your doubts behind. Seize the day!
If the free and open exploration of martial concepts sounds like your thing, step into a Carpe Diem BJJ dojo and find out!
Head Instructor/Black Belt
Date of Birth: January 27, 1989Hometown: Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan
I am Masahiro Iwasaki, the Carpe Diem Mita Director.
Up until now I have been learning how to run a dojo at Carpe Diem Mita and in addition I have spent a lot of time as a competitor, participating in many tournaments.
However, it was decided in 2019 that I would be the Director of Carpe Diem Mita. From here on out I will be thinking of ways to further improve the dojo with regards to instruction, curriculum and events. Along with all of you I would like to help you realize my philosophy of “Being good at BJJ is Fun” in a place where you can enjoy jiu-jitsu.Thank you.
Favorite Technique：Half Guard
Date of Birth: September 23,1983Hometown: Funabashi City, Chiba, Japan
I am Masaki Takeura, one of the staff at Carpe Diem Mita.For me, BJJ is all about freedom.
Experiencing the life of an adult, the daily pressure, feeling stifled every day, Amidst all that if I go to the dojo, hobby and age have no relation. I can just enjoy the BJJ. I think that humans are meant to be actively moving, both physically and mentally. My goal is to become healthier in mind and body along with all of you.Thank you.
Favorite Technique：Guillotine Choke
5-1-13-B1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan #108-0014
It takes 7 minutes from Tamachi Sta, 7 minutes from Mita Sta, 6 minutes from Akabanebashi Sta.
Free Observation of Lessons
Visitors who want to see what we do at CARPE DIEM BJJ are welcome to stop by at any time to observe one of our classes. No prior appointment is necessary, although we ask that you not disturb the class upon entering/exiting. Our staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have before and after the class.
Free Trial Lessons
Interested people may join one of our group classes for a free trial lesson at CARPE DIEM BJJ. Please contact Yuki Ishikawa to arrange the time, date and location. If you are coming for a trial lesson, or for your first few lessons, you don’t need to bring anything. We will provide you with a Gi (the traditional Jiu-jitsu uniform) and a towel. We have change rooms and shower facilities. Soap and shampoo are provided.
※If you pay one year in advance the membership only requires an 11 month payment. (1month discount!)
※8 Day Membership : You are able to train to 8 days a month.
※Kids Membership : 4 to 12 years of age.
※There will be charged 100% cancellation fee, if you cancel on that day.
First month of fees for new members
When new members join during the month, the first month’s fees will be prorated to the nearest third of the month.For example; joining any time in the first ten days will incur a full month of fees. In the next ten days membership will be prorated to two thirds of the month and so on.If you have any questions about this feel free to contact our staff.
Please bring the following with you when enrolling at CARPE DIEM BJJ.
Completed Application Form. This can be obtained from CARPE DIEM BJJ.
Enrollment Fee (Cash or credit cards).
Membership fee for first two months. Membership Fees are calculated from the first to the last day of a month. Those people who join after the first of the month will be asked to pay a relative percent of the first month’s fee. For example, someone joining on the 15th would pay 50% of the first month’s fee.
Credit cards or for Japanese Bank Account holders: Bank cash card. Monthly Membership Fees for CARPE DIEM BJJ are processed through monthly automatic bank transfers from members’ accounts. It usually takes one month from the time of registration for the banking information to be processed, so members are asked to pay for the first month of membership at CARPE DIEM BJJ in cash. From the second month, monthly fees will be withdrawn automatically from members’ bank accounts.
Membership SuspensionResigning MembershipChanging Membership
Temporary suspension of membership will incur a 2,200JPY/month administration charge. Resignation where membership is in arrears cannot be accepted. In all cases please make requests before the 10th of the month. For example, if you wish to resign or change membership at the end of May, please notify us by May 10th.
Kimono Cleaning & Private Locker Service
This service allows you to keep your Kimono at the dojo. When you finish training just throw your kimono in the basket provided in the change rooms and the staff will wash, dry, fold and put your kimono in your locker. This service includes the use of a rental towel. And so there is no need to bring anything when you come to the dojo. Of course you can also keep other stuff such as supplements in your locker too.
Drop-in for CARPE DIEM Members
Members seeking to train at one of our other dojos can do so by paying ¥1000 per day. There is no need to let us know in advance. Each dojo is closed one day a week. On those days all members are welcome to train at one of our other dojos free of charge.
If you train with a dojo other than CARPE DIEM and want to train with us, please send us an email to let us know in advance. Failure to do so may mean being unable to train with us, so please don't hesitate to make contact first! You can training with us according to the following fee
Here's a quick overview of the etiquette we like to follow in our dojos. These aren't "rules" so much as what we think of as proper decorum in the dojo. We believe all of these are within the bounds of common sense, and we hope you'll agree.
Public Holiday : All Belts Class(11:00-12:00) only.
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