Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
If you truly want to defend yourself, you need to know how to protect yourself on the ground. It has been shown countless times that a smaller, weaker person will be forced to the ground — intentionally or accidentally — when attacked by a larger, stronger assailant. With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it is not only possible to survive such situations, but to gain control and ultimately force the attacker into submission or unconsciousness.
Brazilian or “Gracie” Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that was created by the Gracie family of Brazil in the earlier 20th century. What started as a form of Japanese jujutsu and judo evolved into a unique system as the founders of the art further refined the techniques, combat theories and strategies. The Gracies are famous for fighting many “vale tudo” (no rules) matches against other martial artists, and it was through these fights that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed as a system of using leverage and superior position to subdue and defeat much heavier and stronger opponents.
Today Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the premiere grappling and ground fighting art in the world, and a must for self defense, law enforcement and mixed martial arts competition.
Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right for my child?
What sets Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu apart from other martial arts is its emphasis on practicality and real-world performance. Your child is not going to memorize forms or kata, dead patterns. They aren’t going to learn to chop and kick the air or break boards. They are going to learn realistic and proven techniques for self defense — just like adults — in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Benefits of BJJ
- Learn self defense
- Get in shape and feel healthier
- Build confidence and determination
- Have fun