Gracie Jiu Jitsu – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was first made famous in the early 1990’s when Royce Gracie won the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championships. The general public saw for the first time, here in the United States, what the legendary Helio Gracie had been teaching his family about the ancient art of Jiu-Jitsu.
Rather than use strikes (kicks, punches, etc.) to win a real fight, Jiu-Jitsu teaches the practitioner to use submission holds, defensive positioning and leverage as the means to defeating even a much larger opponent regardless of one’s size.
Jiu-Jitsu has become the most popular martial art on the planet in this past decade. Jiu-Jitsu is very popular for all age levels, women and men alike.
We are very proud to be one of the select few affiliate academies to represent The Professor Pedro Sauer Association.
Jiu-jitsu “The Gentle Art” specializes in ground fighting that relies on technique and not just strength alone. This art first gained prominence with the advent of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other ‘no-holds barred’ matches. It is one of the most respected and effective grappling arts in the world and the techniques learned can easily defeat a larger opponent or attacker. Positioning, escapes/reversals, chokes, joint locking, and self defense are all taught.
Skill in the grappling range is absolutely necessary to complete your martial arts training in order to truly be able to defend yourself. Training starts with students learning positions, escapes, and flowing from one position to another. Submissions are then introduced. Students will learn various arm locks, chokes (adults only), leg / knee locks, and shoulder locks.
Jiu-jitsu is a highly appealing art for everyone simply because it is effective on a larger opponent and it neutralizes an attacker’s ability to do anything while allowing you to quickly end the attack with a submission.
Please note that age in the Adult classes is a recommended guideline. Students may be allowed to enroll in a class regardless of age with the instructors approval.