Developed in the 1930’s, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the relatively recent form of an ancient Japanese discipline. BJJ is primarily a ground art, vital in self-defense today when over 75% of all fights end up on the ground. Its name, meaning “gentle art”, points to its emphasis: strategic positioning over your opponent rather than the more prevalent kick and punch. It does not rely on brute strength like many other martial arts, but instead, focuses on controlling an opponent through pressure, leverage, and holds. When training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we focus initially on students gaining dominant positions over their opponents while learning to escape from vulnerable ones. Once the basic positions and escapes have been established, we begin to teach submission techniques training toward ending conflict. In the process, students develop flexibility, physical and mental relaxation habits, stamina, and agility.
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More info on the history of BJJ can be found HERE.