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Jiu-Jitsu, the “Gentle Art,” is a culture, discipline, and lifestyle of self protection, which leverages technique over strength and intelligence over aggression.

Jiu-Jitsu cultivates the mind, body, and soul; increasing physical health and resiliency, instilling confidence and discipline, and inspiring healthy ego and peace of mind.

Jiu-Jitsu has its origins in Japan. Japanese judo wrestlers emigrated to colonies in Brazil. They taught martial arts and self defense to Brazilian students.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a grappling martial art that uses leverage to enable a smaller weaker opponent to defeat a more physically imposing one, utilizing a series of take downs, submissions, and joint-locks.

BJJ is also a combat sport with it’s own organization of tournaments and academies. BJJ is a staple discipline used in the UFC and other mixed martial arts competitions.