Why You Should Try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Whether your interest is in to get in shape, learn a great self-defense system, compete in tournaments or just learning the most effective self-defense system, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has you covered.

  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu assumes you are in the worst position first. We begin training you from the very first day on what to do if you've been forced onto your back. Where most arts don't train you on how to stand back up, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu makes you effective at dealing with bigger and stronger opponents in the worst case scenarios.
  2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu not only creates great self-defense for the ground, it makes you an expert in a fight that most arts ignore. That's right, most martial arts rarely talk about what to do if you're knocked down or slip! Keep in mind that there is a referee in every boxing match who's job is to keep the boxers from clinching and ending up on the floor. Not only is ending up on the ground virtually inevitable in a realistic altercation, regular training of the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will make you a confident and dangerous ground figher.
  3. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does not require speed, strength or athleticism. If your plan is to fight professionally, those things will be needed. However, in self-defense situations, having just six months of practice escaping and understanding the strategies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu puts you far ahead of almost anyone who has never trained it. Even wrestlers and most judoka do not spend the hours necessary to become expert at the ground fight.
  4. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes what is likely, a ground fight, and makes it inevitable. We pull strikers down, entangling and overwhelming them by taking away their balance and space. Our expertise gives us a dauntless methodology that leaves anyone who has not trained in ground fighting out of their element.
  5. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a chess match. When you play the game against other good players in class you sharpen your skills. When you play your game against new or untrained partners you quickly realize you don't need even a quarter of your skills. Beginners fall for the simple ruses and "scholar's mates" because they don't have the experience. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a thinking person's art.
  6. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we don't care how long it takes. Expect a newbie to be a bench-pressing monster for about a minute to 90 seconds when you put them on their back. That's OK, because in a self-defense application there is no time clock. Our game is to allow bigger, stronger people to get tired. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we take our time.  
  7. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often called "the martial art for martial artists". Most practitioners have had experience in other arts first. They come to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because they see the value it adds to their abilities. Cross training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu adds sportive and technique elements unique to grappling arts that most traditional arts have ignored for too long. Martial artists endorse Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as effective. It's not an accident that most sport fighters have a terrific core of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under their belt. Most of them are even black belts in the gi!
  8. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fun. You will be moving your body in ways you've never done before. You will build core strength that you've never built before. You will adopt coordination that uses all your limbs simultaneously to execute sweeps and escapes that build your frame and exercise muscles that rarely get much action. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an activity that is good for the body as well as the mind.

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