Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) In Nashville
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes ground fighting -- in fact, most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stylists want to take the fight to the ground, as opposed to the stand-up fighting of other fighting arts. Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners believe that most fights end up on the ground, so you might as well learn the most effective ground fighting techniques available.
The origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began with the monks in India millenniums ago; Jiu-Jitsu is the base of all martial art systems. It made its way to the northern part of Brazil around 1920 and was taught to Carlos Gracie Sr. by a Japanese master known as "Count Koma" (Mitsuyo Maeda). In Rio de Janeiro , Carlos and his younger brother Helio refined the techniques handed down by "Count Koma" and developed the system known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ soon evolved into system of leverages that became more effective than its Japanese counterpart and the most popular marital art in Brazil with many tournaments from school to national to world championship levels.
Unlike most other martial arts, BJJ allows a smaller person (male or female) to defeat a larger person by sophisticated application of leverage and techniques. Popularized in "reality fighting tournaments," BJJ stands out against other martial arts. Known for its highly effective grappling skills, BJJ shows you how to use leverage and technique instead of muscle. BJJ is an awesome method of proven self-defense and is incredibly challenging! It consists of learning how to defend yourself against another by nullifying an opponent's attack, taking them to the ground, maneuvering to a position of dominance, then applying leverage and technique to finish your attacker.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program benefits include:
- Confidence in defending yourself on the ground
- Greater strength
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Flexibility And much more!
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