Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gold Coast
About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Origins & Rules
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport founded for the purpose of teaching the smaller person how to defend themselves against the larger person through the use of correct leverage and technique.
This sport was popularised by Royce Gracie in the early Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments (MMA) and by its founders the Gracie family. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on defending oneself through the use of throws, takedowns, control on the ground, escapes on the ground, and if necessary submitting one’s opponent through the use of chokes, arm locks, leg/foot locks, and the like.
The recent popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu over more traditional martial arts has risen through its playful-like nature and its absence of strikes (punches, kicks, elbows, knees). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers the unique martial arts experience of one being able to train close to 100% day-in-day-out with minimal injuries due to its absence of striking.
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