Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) originates from Brazil in the early 1900s and was once also referred to as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
In this martial art, you will train with the traditional GI and focus on grappling, where the art lies in being able to control and incapacitate your opponent and make them surrender by tapping out.
BJJ is often considered the most effective 1v1 martial art, and a lot of what we practice is essentially geared towards self-defense situations.
This form of self-defense was developed with an aim to allow a smaller and weaker individual to beat bigger and stronger opponents with the application of proper techniques.
BJJ is an excellent martial art regardless of whether you want to learn self-defense or get involved in competitive BJJ, Submission Wrestling or Mixed Martial Arts competitions.
If you have watched MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and UFC, then BJJ is likely one of the most common styles you’ve seen during the fights.