Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit.
It’s a fact that controlling an opponent is generally easier on the ground vs. from the standing position, and 80% of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is focused on mastering these skills.
It’s the art of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling with them for a position of control, rendering your opponent helpless and at the same time, harmless.
The ability to overcome greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength is the cornerstone of the art.
BJJ allows the smaller person to win by teaching how to utilize superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent.
Students of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body and how to use technique and skill to his or her advantage.
This knowledge can be used to control and submit an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is challenging, both physically and mentally, but most would agree it’s worth the journey.
Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, learning to problem-solve, self-knowledge of their own body as well as their mind.
BJJ also offers many social benefits that come from learning and training within a group of like-minded people as you have fun and learn the art together, side by side.