Do I need prior martial arts experience to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Nope, you need to be ready, willing, and able to learn, practice, and work.   Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great martial arts for total beginners to pick up, learn and practice for a life time.  At Dragon Gym we teach total beginners, world ranked competitors and everyone in between.   Plus, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very different from "Traditional" Martial Arts and can be great compliment to hard-style martial arts like Karate or Tae Kwon Do as well as a combat sport like Muay Thai Kickboxing.