Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?
One of the World’s fastest growing martial arts,
“Jiu Jitsu” was introduced to Brazil by Japanese Judo ground fighting experts around 1909 it was developed into the modern martial art that we see today.

The aim of BJJ is to defend yourself by disabling the attacker by means of damaging a major limb at the joint or applying a choke hold to render the assailant unconscious, thereby stopping the assault. It’s signature technique is the use of the closed guard, using the power of both legs and hips to weigh down and restrict the movement of the attacker and also to use them to apply locks and chokes.

In 1993 the introduction of BJJ via the Ultimate Fighting Championships the popularity of this martial art has surged worldwide, much of it due to the effectiveness against many other popular martial arts, definitively settling the age-old argument of which martial arts style is better.

Having the skills in knowing what to do presents a huge advantage even for a smaller, weaker person against an untrained attacker.

We believe first and foremost Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a ‘MARTIAL’ Art. We ensure that we focus on teaching our students how to successfully defend themselves with their jiu jitsu. As such we present a cutting edge, up to date, proven approach to self-preservation training. See more about Monkey Jits here

This doesn’t mean that we don’t believe live sparring isn’t important. On the contrary, it is in the roll where you learn to be calm, focused, precise and develop timing. All these ‘skills’ are key in your ability to successfully apply your jiu-jitsu skills in self-preservation. Not withstanding, live rolling is ‘serious’ fun, personally challenging, and where you have the opportunity to experience the flow state.

Thirdly, jiu-jitsu is often said to change people’s lives, first on the mat, and then in the world. We firmly believe this too. Except we don’t leave it to chance. We integrate cutting edge personal development coaching, mindfulness research and performance psychology into our training approach.

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