Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a fun and exciting martial art taking the world by storm

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is primarily a ground fighting art. It stemmed from Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu and was adapted in the early 1900s by the Gracie family in Brazil.

Employing leverage and techniques from a smaller, weaker person’s perspective, BJJ aims to teach the student to avoid strikes from the opponent, take them to the ground, neutralise and or submit the opponent by using holds, chokes and/or joint locks.

BJJ has been proven to be one of the most dominant martial arts through the ‘Gracie Challenge’ matches in Brazil and later in the US. All other martial arts practitioners were invited to fight the Gracie family with the outcome being the challengers were mostly defeated, making way for a new style of fighting that was largely unknown. Later in the US, the Gracie family engineered the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where once again BJJ exploded onto the scene, now on a world stage.

Nowadays in 2021, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not only one of the best martial arts to learn for self-defence but is also a way of training for health, fitness and competition at a sport level. BJJ is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the growth of Jiu Jitsu schools in Australia and around the world is staggering.

Women, men and children are all enjoying the health benefits of Jiu Jitsu and along with empowering confidence it also enables student to overcome other external challenges in their lives.