Jiu-Jitsu is known as one of the most complete and effective martial arts systems. Though it has been around for centuries and has it’s roots in the Samurai battlefields of Japan; it has gained “recent” popularity with the Ultimate Fighting Championships. A small 170lb Brazilian man named Royce Gracie showed the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu in limited rules unarmed combat (UFC 1).
Here are some of the core combat benefits when training jiu-jitsu.
- Learn the most effective martial arts style
- Learn to depend against all ranges of combat
- Learn to depend against and defeat larger and stronger attackers
- Learn techniques used by top Military and Police units
- Learn techniques used in Mixed Martial Arts Competition
- Develop a combat mindset and preparedness
Since the inception of the UFC, Jiu-Jitsu has become a household name and is almost as popular as Karate. The biggest difference in Jiu-Jitsu compared to other martial arts, is that Jiu-Jitsu is a Combat Martial Art. Meaning: Jiu-Jitsu must be trained and taught in a combat situation. We don’t practice our moves in the air, we are not performing endless katas fighting non-existent enemies, and we are definitely not jumping through the air trying to perform spinning flying upsidedown crazy horse kicks that have no real effectiveness in combat.
In every jiu-jitsu class you will work with a partner learning and experiencing real effective combat techniques that you can use in a street fight situation, a grappling tournament or a Mixed Martial Arts fight.
After your third class, you will actually spar in jiu-jitsu or what we call “roll”. This is essentially a grappling training match. You will face other students in your class and “spar” with each other to enhance and hone your techniques. This is one of the biggest differences in Jiu-Jitsu then other martial arts. In every class you are training your mind and body to fight and use jiu-jitsu effectively. There are no fake opponents, no techniques that don’t work, and you will always improve and learn from each class. For you new people and potential students – PLEASE DO NOT BE AFRAID of rolling or sparring in jiu-jitsu. When we face a new student, we are “working” with you. We HELP YOU beat us! As you improve, we slowly increase the level of techniques. This way you are always improving and learning to fight. There is nothing to gain by a senior student destroying a new student. No one improves that way.