BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose. 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, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese JuJutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.
Benefits of Brazilian Jiujitsu
The live training and sparring that are involved in Jiujitsu are some of the best workouts you can take part in.
Jiujitsu is compared to ‘human chess’ the high amounts of focus needed during training are linked to meditation like benefits and can have positive effects on our mental health.
As with most Martial Arts Jiujitsu provides a valid form of self defence and will equip you greater confidence knowing you can defend yourself.