About BJJ

About BJJ

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Brazilian jiu jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie as well as other instructors who were students of Master Mitsudo Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.

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 chokeholds to defeat the opponent.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

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.

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Why train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a proven, effective form of self-defence.

You will learn the same techniques that are taught to the U.S. Army, FBI, American Secret Service and many others elite military and law enforcement agencies around the world.

With 95% of all street fights ending up on the ground, Jiu Jitsu’s focus on grappling makes it the best martial art for self-defence.

And more...

  • Decreases stress;
  • Self defense for both men and women;
  • Uninhibites shy and calms the agitated and anxious;
  • Increases self-esteem, self-confidence and develops character (individual achievement of sport);
  • Works and sets the body like the arms, abdomen and hip, both men and women;
  • Increases resistance of the organism;
  • Accelerates metabolism;
  • Improves cardiovascular and respiratory capacity;
  • Increases flexibility;
  • Increases motor coordination;
  • Increases reflexes.

How will my child benefit with BJJ?

Anti-Bully, Self-Defence, Health & Fitness

In addition, to mastering the fundamentals of self- defence, students at GFTeam learn important values and life lessons like how to responsibly treat peers and family and how to act around strangers.

They learn how to fall to the ground properly. Preventing injury if they are pushed or involved in any number of other accidents (bike, scooter, skateboard, etc.).

Most importantly, they will learn self-confidence and self-respect in the face of intimidating adults and older children that will last a life time.

Our Kids Program integrates physical education and self-defence techniques with conditioning and fun, skill-oriented games.

Kids classes focus on all aspects of Martial Arts training both physical and mental, including:

  • Developing Discipline
  • Courtesy Self-Control
  • Self-Confidence
  • Character
  • Concentration
  • Teamwork
  • Focus



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