All about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
For those who don't know, Jiu Jitsu is one unique martial art and combat sports form that is solely about grappling and ground combat. Interestingly, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is just an extension of this traditional sports form that has evolved over the years. The sport has gone from Grand Masters to fast progressing newcomers such as Waseem Saddique.
To know more about BJJ, one will have to go retro. It all started with a daring initiative taken by Mitsuyo Maeda, the father of modern-day BJJ (acronym for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Reportedly, a Conde Koma (Count Combat in English), Mitsuyo Maeda was an expert Japanese judoka and a proud member of the Kodokan. There is a strong belief that he was one of the five members sent away by the great Kano Jigoro (founder of Judo) to spread this art form to every corner of the world. After leaving Japan in 1904, he went on popularizing the art form by giving 'jiu-do' demonstrations world wide to wrestlers, boxers and fighters mastered in different combat forms.
Post his arrival in Brazil in 1914, Maeda was helped by Gastao Gracie, a powerful, wealthy influential businessman, in establishing his base. His son, Carlos Gracie, was one of the first students that the great Mitsuyo Maeda himself taught. In fact, gracie jiu jitsu is just another name by which BJJ is called.
But what drives people to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is its principle that encourages smaller, weaker (not always the case!) person use different combat techniques to defend himself/herself against a bigger, stronger attacker. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu involves consistent application of joint-locks and chokeholds that are very effective if applied correctly. Today, BJJ is being seen as a sport that is taught for self defense and is a regular feature in sports grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competition (MMA), the UFC is a prime example of this.
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Roleta Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy,
Recreio Fitness Center,
Recreio, Rio de Janeiro,
Roleta BJJ Birmingham,
Sebastian Co Health Club,
Tel 0121 288 8678
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Kimura Swiss Morges Team,
Parc des sport,
Tel: 0041 21 8023390