Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier 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 opponent. WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very different from many other martial arts. As opposed to martial arts like Karate that rely on power and hard strikes to do damage to an opponent, BJJ can be easily used by anyone of any size against a larger and stronger opponent. Jiu Jitsu focuses on technique and strategy instead of brute strength. Tae Kwon Do and Karate kicks might look cool, but the majority of class times are spent practicing forms that aren't applicable in real life or professional fighting. Besides just drills and technique, BJJ training offers the ability to train full contact sparring (known as "rolling").
Also known as "the gentle art," Jiu Jitsu is unique in that practitioners can execute moves realistically and at full speed without having to worry they will injure their partner or themselves. If caught in a submission, all the partner need do is "tap" the submitter’s body and the submitter will release the submission.
Commonly compared to Chess, Jiu Jitsu is not just a physical expression but also an intellectual challenge. Jiu Jitsu is a sophisticated martial art that incorporates wit and strategy. For every technique, there are endless blocks and counters that you must navigate and be able to adjust to.
Learning doesn't stop with a black belt. You will never reach a point in Jiu Jitsu where you will know everything. It is a lifelong journey of constant learning. Unlike other martial arts that have been the same for thousands of years, Jiu Jitsu has already significantly evolved since it's beginnings in the 1900's and continues to do so today.
BENEFITS OF TRAINING:
It's a great martial art for men, women, teens and kids alike
Feel confident knowing how to defend yourself
Increased agility, flexibility and coordination
Increased focus, concentration and memorization
It's one of the best bases for self defense and MMA
It is a great metaphor for life and will teach you on and off the mat
Get a total body workout while having fun
Encourages a healthy lifestyle and promotes weight loss
Gain self confidence, respect and awareness
Positive social interaction; Make friends that will last a lifetime
HEAD INSTRUCTOR: Bruno Malfacine ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: Tito Cordova ALTERNATE INSTRUCTORS: Brad Thompson, Tom McMahon, Fabio Caram, Francisco Dreyer KID'S INSTRUCTORS: Samantha Palie, Ivan Marerro, Steven Deborah