Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out. Jiu Jitsu was originally conceived in Japan, but was brought over to Brazil where the Gracie family developed it into an effective combat submission system. Jiu Jitsu gained further prominence in MMA competitions, most notably Royce Gracie’s victiories in the early days of the UFC. Jiu Jitsu/grappling/submission wrestling has become a staple for the MMA practitioner.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques including striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. The concept of combining elements of multiple martial arts was pioneered by Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do system and has been realized in MMA. Thus a mixed curriculum involving stand-up striking (boxing and Muay Thai) combined with Jiu Jitsu and grappling provides the proper training for the MMA practitioner.