What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It focuses on the principles of leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground, and provides a greater position to resolve conflict by using submission holds.
BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A student can train in BJJ for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu (and submission grappling) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Facilitates weight loss
- Promotes functional strength
- Helps relieve stress through physical activity
- Teaches you how to defend yourself
- Improves coordination, flexibility and balance
- Team building atmosphere
- Improves self-confidence