It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came to international prominence in the martial arts community in the 1990s, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Royce Gracie won the firstt, secondd and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships, which at the time were single elimination martial arts tournaments with NO weight classes or time limits. Royce fought against often much-larger opponents who were practicing other styles, including boxing, shoot-fighting, karate, judo, tae kwon do and wrestling. It has since become a staple art for many MMA fighters and is largely credited for bringing widespread attention to the importance of ground fighting. Sport BJJ tournaments continue to grow in popularity worldwide and have given rise to no-gi submission grappling tournaments as well.
When locating an Authentic BJJ School or Program, one must look at the most important thing, Linage! At Ross MA & Fitness Academy we provide that! Our head BJJ Coach Mr. CJ Baker, holds a Blue Belt under Mr. Johnny Lee Smith and Master Carlos Machado and has had the privilege to train with many other legendary BJJ Masters, such as Rixon Gracie. Mr. & Mrs Russell have also been training in BJJ for some time and under Mr. Smith under Mr. Baker's direction, but have also trained under renowned Instructors such as BJJ Master Carlos Machado and Yamaski BJJ Academy Instructor Joe Cunningham. If you are interested in a Complete BJJ program under a legitimate Coach, you have found the right place.