Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed by the Gracie family based on the Japanese martial art JuJutsu taught by Mitsuyo Maeda, a student of Jigoro Kano (founder of Judo). BJJ is a combat sport system that focuses on ground fighting, grappling and defense. “Ju” can be translated as “gentle, soft, flexible, or yielding” while “Jutsu” means “art” or “technique” and represents manipulating an opponents force against himself rather than confronting it with ones own strength.
Use of the traditional uniform called a Gi is required during class. No-Gi classes are also offered twice a week in which only comfortable work out attire is necessary.
BJJ is an excellent exercise that can be taken for a variety of reasons and personal goals. We’d love to help you reach above and beyond attaining yours!