Jiu Jitsu for All.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu which can also referred to as BJJ, is a self defense martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting, grappling and submission holds. Jiu Jitsu approaches self-defense by emphasizing taking an opponent to the ground, gaining the dominant position, and then using any number of techniques to force them into submission either via joint manipulation or chokehold. Jiu Jitsu as translated from Japanese means "gentle art" as Jiu Jitsu's main focus is to control and subdue an adversary without the need to physically strike one, but rather through body positioning to maintain the upper hand.
Leverage and the comprehensive understanding of body dynamics is imperative to learning Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Gi - a lightweight two-piece white garment worn in martial arts. A gi typically consists of comfortable fitting pants and a jacket that is closed with a cloth belt. This is worn for the duration of the class.
No-Gi - Training without the uniform instead you wear shorts and a rash guard. You cannot grab your opponent's clothing. To be a complete BJJ player, you should train in both.
Self Defense - the use of reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm from the attack of an aggressor.
Here at Paulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy we believe in Jiu Jitsu for all. Our students are like family. Making safety on the mats is our number one priority.