Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art ofKodokan judo in the early 20th century.
It teaches that a smaller, (and a supposedly) weaker person can successfully defend and defeat a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defence. Sparring plays a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through the grades/belts.
This martial art is ideal for people who are considered to be smaller in size and stature. We feel its a great tool for women in their self defence, where they can easily use the power of the larger and stronger male opponents in their favour by leveraging simple techniques.
Jiu Jitsu (Bjj) is also a great tool for people who are not entirely convinced with Boxing and Kick Boxing and consider them to be overly violent. In other words “if Mahatma Gandhi was a MMA artist then he, in all likelihood, would be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) specialist.”
Jiu Jitsu is an art where you can end a fight with starting one.
However one needs to be gifted with a sharp mind to successfully track opportunities in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Bjj) to bring down larger opponents.
No matter who you are and what you have done, you surely will enjoy practising Jiu Jitsu as its often a game of chess with a fun play on technique, leverage and patience. If you live in a metro like Delhi, Gurgaon or Mumbai and you don’t want to knock some one out but if you want them to tap out… Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is just for you….. 🙂