Brazilian Jiu Jistu was founded by the Gracie family adapted from Judo based techniques. Where Judo focused on throwing and on the feet techniques, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focused on the ground aspect (ne waza) of Judo and expanded those techniques to make the art more accessible and practical. Helio Gracie, the noted grandfather of the art, was physically frail and unable to follow the normal techniques so he adapted them into what we know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today.
BJJ is just one of the many grappling arts available today. It is a system that starts on the feet and continues on the ground winning matches by points or submissions. There are no strikes only throws and submissions. Physical or verbal taps mark the end of a bout and is the reason why BJJ is so effective as an art as it can be trained at very high intensity thus solidifying the efficacy of the techniques.
Through BJJ you will learn how to control your opponent absolutely whilst minimising damage to both parties. You will learn how to wrestle and take opponents down, as well as submissions like chokes, joint locks and strangles. The art is nick named Human Chess as you are solving problems in real time under pressure. It is a great way to promote weight loss and fitness as well as giving practical self defence skills which don’t involve striking.
Monday : 18:30 to 20:00 Jason Yean
Tuesday : 18.00 to 19.30 Jason Yean
Saturday : 12.00 to 13.30 James Kedra
Sunday : 10.00 to 11.30 Jason Yean
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