Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling based martial art and sport with a heavy emphasis on ground fighting.
It revolves around the concept that a smaller and weaker person can successfully subdue a bigger and stronger person by utilising leverage; taking the fight to the ground and using various pins, chokeholds and join locks.
BJJ is one of the most predominant martial arts styles in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts - simply because of its proven effectiveness in the cage and on the streets.
Our BJJ classes are headed by Coach Shah, Martyn, Daryl, Jerome and Shermain. All which have over a decade of experience in martial arts each and will be able to cater to all students regardless of their level of experience or personal goals!
What's the difference between BJJ and Ju Jitsu?
The terms "BJJ" and "Ju Jitsu" refer to different variations of the same martial art, but they have distinct histories and techniques.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ): BJJ is a martial art that originated from Kodokan Judo, which was then further developed and adapted by the Gracie family in Brazil. BJJ focuses mainly on ground fighting and submission techniques. It places a strong emphasis on positional control, joint locks, and chokes, allowing smaller individuals to effectively defend themselves against larger opponents. BJJ has gained global recognition and is widely practiced as both a self-defense art and a popular combat sport.
Ju Jitsu: Ju Jitsu, also spelled Jujutsu or Jujitsu, is a traditional martial art that dates back centuries. It encompasses a wide range of techniques, including strikes, throws, joint locks, and submissions.
Ju Jitsu techniques are designed to enable a defender to overcome and neutralize an opponent through using their opponent's energy and movements against them. While ground fighting is also a part of Ju Jitsu, it incorporates a broader range of standing techniques compared to the more specialized ground-focused approach of BJJ.
Although BJJ and Ju Jitsu share some similarities in terms of grappling and submission techniques, the primary difference lies in their historical origins, development, and training methodologies. BJJ is a more modern and specialized form of ground fighting, with a strong focus on sport competition, while Ju Jitsu encompasses a broader range of techniques and strategies for self-defense in various scenarios.
It's important to note that the distinctions between BJJ and Ju Jitsu may vary depending on individual schools, instructors, and their specific interpretations and training methods.
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