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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was first developed around 1920 by Brazilian brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr., George, and Hélio Gracie, after Carlos was taught traditional Kodokan judo by a travelling Japanese judoka. They, later marketed their own self-defense system based on Judo and named it Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, and has become an essential martial art for modern MMA and other governing bodies.

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"There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Carlos Gracie, Sr.

What Our Members Say

Terence Taylor

 - "My son and I started training here recently. It’s been great having jiu jitsu as something we can do together. We often get home and continue practicing what we learned. It’s been a great bonding experience for us..."

Alan Mckenzie

- "This is the number 1 place to take your children for Jiu Jitsu. Professor Tom is amazing and I know this because my brother took his two kids here before I started taking my two children here as well. They are a week into their training and I am very pleased at what I see so far. Last, the instruction at Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the best in the area.."

Chanel Nguyen

- "Best bjj school in the area with a huge open mat space and numerous black belts. Stacked schedule including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, striking that's all included in tuition."