About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) also known as “the gentle art“.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that is based on grappling with emphasis on ground fighting. The main focus lies in the skill of controlling one`s opponent through special techniques like chokeholds, joint locks, etc. During training sessions student are taught to end the fight voluntarily, also called a submission, once a technique is applied correctly in order to prevent injuries.
The concept of BJJ is that a smaller, weaker person can defend themselves successfully against a stronger opponent by using leverage and proper technique. The techniques taught in BJJ are also very effective for self deffense in real life situations which is one of the reasons this martial art has gained a lot of interest in recent years.
Repetitive drilling of the technique and sparring or “rolling” as it is called in the BJJ community in order to learn the appropriate way to apply the different techniques in actual combat situations are highly emphasized.
BJJ is not only a martial art for competing, it is also a sport for progressing and improving your physical fitness, building character and sharping your mind.