Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a unique, grappling martial art. There is no striking or kicking. Instead, we learn how to apply leverage to control and subdue an opponent or attacker. Originally developed by the Gracie family in Brazil, BJJ has become famous in the United States in recent years because of its widespread use by MMA fighters as well as for its effectiveness in self-defense.
BJJ training is different from some martial arts because we do not memorize any forms or techniques to practice individually. From the first day, even the youngest students train with a live partner. The result is dynamic, practical self-defense skills and a high level of fitness and coordination.