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What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, commonly referred to as “BJJ,” is a sophisticated, dynamic, and adaptive art of grappling and groundfighting.  “BJJ” training teaches you how to control a larger, heavier, and stronger opponent, through the use of superior technique, leverage, timing, and strategy.  It can be practiced recreationally, or competitively.  With a progressive curriculum that includes positional escapes, hold-downs, takedowns, and submissions, BJJ is safe enough for children to train in, yet powerful enough that it is considered a primary discipline for professional mixed martial artists.

Physically, BJJ training begins modestly, but becomes more demanding as the student’s abilities increase.  Many technical repetitions are required to develop a repeatable skill, which forms the foundation of training.  Additionally, “Rolling,” as it is called, is a form of free-sparring that looks similar to wrestling, but is much more sophisticated.  This balances out the repetition training to develop a repeatable, functional skill, against resisting opponents.  This dual training method presents unique demands that develop considerable core strength, coordination, flexibility, stamina, and overall health and fitness.

Mentally, BJJ training presents an equal challenge, and is often described as “kinetic chess.”  Students quickly develop a strict attention to detail and a high level of awareness to their partner’s movements. An emphasis on staying calm and relaxed under pressure becomes a great stress-reliever, which carries over into everyday life.  Other mental attributes developed by training BJJ include humility, camaraderie, perseverance, the ability to adapt and improvise, and confidence.

Challenge your mind and body in training, and reap the benefits of personal improvement, both on and off the mats.   Many train as just a hobby, or for the confidence of knowing they can defend themselves on the ground.  People who already have training backgrounds in boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, or other “striking” arts often find Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a perfect complement to their existing skills, giving skill and confidence when clinched or grabbed, and on the ground.

For those interested in testing their skills against others of similar size and experience, competition events are available several times a year.  However, please note that competition is optional, and never required!

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