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- ocks 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, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Students wear a uniform called a Gi and for female students a rashie vest under their Gi. Our program runs using a set syllabus and belt system. All students will start with a white belt and work their way through the ranks and ultimately to their Black Belt.
Our program also allows students the opportunity to compete in competitions (not compulsory) as an additional challenge to their training.