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Blue Wave Jiu-Jitsu Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

The best way to get started is to just show up at the gym. We offer first class free, and it takes about 15 minutes to get you set up to try a class. We will provide you with a loaner Gi, thus making it super easy to get on the mats with no commitments or obligations. Just try it out!

Do I need to have previous knowledge in BJJ?

No! Blue Wave welcomes all levels and skill sets.

What makes your school legitimate?

Our head instructor, Jimmy Quinlan, has over two decades of experience at high level BJJ. Having wrestled through high school and college, Jimmy became the all time wins leader at BSU and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Here are his other accomplishments in BJJ

  • Bronze Medalist at 2022 Master’s WORLDS. (black belt)
  • Silver Medalist at the 2022 New Haven Open . (black belt)
  • 3x Boston Open Champion (Black Belt) 
  • Gi Pan Jiu Jitsu Champion (Brown Belt)
  • No-Gi Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Brown Belt)
  • No Gi World Champion (Purple Belt) (2nd place Absolute)
  • 2x NoGi Pan Jiu Jitsu Champion (purple belt)  

Blue Waves’ female instructor Dasha, Quinlan, is currently a brown belt under Jimmy Quinlan and has been training BJJ for over 8 years. Listed below are some of her credentials.

  • No Gi Worlds Silver Medalist  (Blue Belt)
  • New Haven Open 2022 Bronze Medalist ( Purple Belt)
  • Atlanta Open 2022 Bronze Medalist (Purple Belt) 
  • 3x Silver Medalist at IBJJF Boston Open (Blue Belt)
  • Amateur MMA Record 1-1