What is BJJ?
A little information about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Martial art, combat sport, and self defence
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
BJJ was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals, and eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend 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.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant