Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
(BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda.
- BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller person can defend themselves against a bigger person.
- BJJ permits a wide variety of techniques to take the fight to the ground after taking a grip.
- BJJ promotes cardiovascular health as well as muscle gain / increase in flexibility.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by 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, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
We offer both Gi and No-Gi BJJ at Alton Family Martial Arts & Fitness.