Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ages 5+

Coming soon!

Seminar with JGMAA owners Jorge Gurgel and David Reeves

January 26th, 12-2pm - kids and adults welcome!

 
 
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu

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


From Fundamentals to combat sport

Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught by a number of Japanese individuals. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport when Judo mainstream took an Olympic turn.

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self defense

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.