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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling but especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century.
After years of studying traditional Japanese Martial Arts including Judo the Brazilian Gracie family began to develop a Martial Arts taking the most effective techniques of what they had previously learnt. BJJs emphasis is the ground fighting techniques and submission holds such as chokes and joint locks.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defence, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
BJJ came to prominence with is success and dominance in the early years of the UFC and Mixed Martial Arts.
To develop as all-round fighters, most of our students also participate in our MMA Striking Class!