Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or more commonly known as BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground defence. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground defence (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger 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 other person.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. 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.
Students will follow our structured grading syllabus working their way through to their Black Belt. This is a a majoir martial arts challenge and journey and one that will be highly regarded by all around you.
A Gi is the uniform that students wear when training. For female members a rashie is also worn under the Gi.