Many people think of martial arts only in the aggressive fighting sense. However, equally important is the defensive side of any good martial art. And in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you will learn invaluable skills in defence.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has its roots in the early twentieth century when a martial arts master from Japan settled in Brazil. This master, Esai Maeda, began to teach the local Gracie family his martial arts techniques. The Gracie sons took what they learned and modified those techniques for their own statures, thus creating Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
BJJ training is naturally similar to its forerunners, Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Judo, however, it focuses more on the ground fighting aspects. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a “gentler” art than many other martial arts varieties. This art teaches a smaller individual how to use techniques which provide an advantage over a larger opponent. It also trains practitioners to focus on technique and strategy rather than simply brute force and strength.
BJJ classes offer a wide array of benefits. Of course, there are the more obvious physical fitness benefits. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the full package in physical training. It will enhance your strength and endurance as well as provide an aerobic workout and increase your flexibility. However, in addition to the physical benefits, many practitioners appreciate a variety of other benefits. BJJ training can enhance your abilities of focus and concentration, reduce stress, and improve your problem-solving skills. Some have even reported better patience and enhanced memory.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is practised by men and women of all ages. It is never too early or too late to begin your BJJ training. Our BJJ classes are instructed by our BJJ Black Belt Head Coach, John Campbell. Come on down and give Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try today!