The Brazilian style of Jiu Jitsu - also known as BJJ - resulted from the import of Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Judo to the South American continent in the early 1900s, and its transformation into a new martial art style by a core group of Brazilian pioneers.
Jiu Jitsu is a fighting system with a focus on grappling and ground fighting techniques. The aim of Jiu Jitsu is to control and subdue a larger and stronger opponent through the use of superior techniques, leverage, and body mechanics. With an emphasis on grappling rather than striking, students are able to practice with varying levels of intensity all the way to full resistance, without the threat of serious injuries which can occur more often in martial arts focused on punching and kicking. Traditionally, the Jiu Jitsu student practices in a Gi or Kimono, a martial arts uniform similar to a judo outfit.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is widely considered the most effective form of self-defence in the world, and has enjoyed unprecedented popularity since its display on the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993.
Unlike many other sports and physical activities, BJJ is unique in that it can be done by anyone. It was designed and developed so that a smaller, weaker person can defend his or herself against, or even defeat, a larger and stronger opponent. So regardless of age, size, gender or physical limitation, any person can utilize the techniques and principals of BJJ and reap the benefits of its practice.
More than just a workout, Jiu Jitsu is often referred to as “human chess” in that it exercises both the body and the mind. It's strategical complexity leads to both a cerebral and physical workout.
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