Jiu-Jitsu—also known as Ju Jitsu, Ju Jutsu, and Jujitsu, is an ancient martial art first used by the Samurai warriors of war-torn Japan. The art consists of throws, kicks, punches ground-grappling and weapons. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a slightly modified version developed in Brazil by the Gracie family. This art form places more emphasis on takedowns and ground-grappling.
One of the main focuses of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is that, with the right techniques, a small, weaker person can defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Over 90% of all street fights finish on the ground. Therefore ground-fighting skills are very important when it comes to self-defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at WNY Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness teaches participants techniques and positions with precise accuracy—so not only will you learn proper self-defense, but you’ll also master ground-grappling, counters, escapes and take-downs and finishing techniques.
Sparring, also referred to as rolling, and live drilling play a large role in training. Each class will involve the introduction of certain techniques which will be practiced with precision. Our fundamentals class allows participants to build a strong base—the core philosophies and techniques of BJJ will give you the foundation on which to grow.
The official uniform of Jiu-Jitsu is called a Gi. As you practice BJJ, you’ll find that it’s useful as both an offensive and defensive tool. As you continue to develop, you will learn to perform Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques both with and without a Gi.
The advantages of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
If your ultimate goal is to become a fighter or to have the ability to defend yourself properly, BJJ has significant advantages over other forms of martial arts. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was designed to beat other forms of martial arts. Where many martial arts—Boxing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do—are designed for striking someone, none are designed to help someone who is pinned to the ground. In addition to all methods of grappling attacks, Jiu Jitsu is designed to defend striking attacks both while standing and on the ground.
Using little or no strength to subdue a larger opponent without harming them is the ultimate goal of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and one that can be learned at WNY Mixed Martial Arts and fitness.
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