Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling. It is known as the “Gentle Art” because no strikes are utilized. BJJ was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals and eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation performed by Carlos and Hélio Gracie.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. Through technique and leverage, BJJ uses joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat an opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (Gi and No-Gi), mixed martial arts (MMA), competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training. As with all martial arts, BJJ has many benefits to the practitioner, including fitness, discipline, respect and self-confidence. This program is developed for all ages and fitness levels.