Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone
Regardless of age, gender, body type or physical ability. By using leverage, balance and technique, a weaker individual can defend themselves against stronger opponents. Founded by Rilion’s father, Carlos Gracie Sr., in the 1920’s, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be the most effective form of self-defense ever developed. Come and get in touch with the principals of respect, hierarchy, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, and patience.
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- What does “Jiu-Jitsu” mean?
Jiu-Jitsu translates to “the gentle art” and it is referred to as such because the art utilizes leverage and balance rather than force and strength. Also, submissions are viewed as a more humane alternative to striking.
- What is the difference between Classical or Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
There are numerous differences. The main one being that BJJ focuses more on ground grappling while Classical Jiu-Jitsu places a greater emphasis on standing grappling and striking. All types of Jiu-Jitsu are based on submitting your opponent; however, BJJ is the only form of Jiu-Jitsu that heavily emphasis on strategy and control to do so, which will allow you to be in a completely dominant position, safe and calm to apply a finishing hold.
- What is the difference between Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
There is no fundamental difference between Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; however, a school named Gracie either belongs or has strong roots to the Gracie Family, creators of this style.