Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (gracie)

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.

Translated as “the gentle art,” Brazilian jiu-jitsu focuses on using strength and technique in the most efficient way possible to control and overcome opponents of greater size, strength and aggression. With its roots in the Japanese jiu-jitsu of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the art found its way to Brazil in 1910, when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese jiu-jitsu and judo expert, emigrated to the country. There he became friends with Gastao Gracie, an influential businessman who helped Maeda get established. In return, Maeda taught jiu-jitsu to one of Gracie’s sons, who became very proficient in the art, eventually passing on Maeda’s teaching to his brothers who began teaching in their own schools. The many additions, modifications, and refinements to the art made by the Gracie family were tested against other styles with great success, propelling Gracie jiu-jitsu into the martial arts world and creating a tradition that lives on today.

The great thing about BJJ is it is for everyone, you are never too young, too old or too small to practice or even compete in BJJ. It is a fun yet challenging way to exercise.

BJJ classes are divided in three parts:

1. Warm ups and specific fitness exercises: meant to reduce the risk of injuries, and improve your strength, cardio, stamina and balance with very specific Jiu Jitsu moves and drills.

2. Technical Drilling: this is the core of BJJ. Each situation and position requires a lot of technical repeating and refining. We will study all aspects of BJJ, from self defense, to throws, takedowns and your ground game.

3. Sparring: in BJJ you need to practice sparring at every class to be able to use and understand all the techniques, positions and transitions in a real fight situation,but in a safe environment, avoiding strikes or dangerous movements.

BJJ is the only Fighting Art you can practice at 100 percent without getting injured.

What makes BJJ so exhilarating?

Each class is like a cardio, weights and yoga session all in one.

If your goal is to become a pro MMA fighter, learn self defence or even just lose weight. BJJ is the ultimate art to improve your fitness and your confidence!

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