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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught to Luiz França and Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

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Our student of the week this week: Carly Conn!💕🌟 Here’s a little bit about her...💃🏾 💢Training: Jiu Jitsu 1.5 years, Muay Thai 2 months 📝Favorite class is Jiu Jitsu! Favorite techniques is the baseball choke and RNC🙇🏼‍♀️ 💪I love Jiu Jitsu because it challenges me both on & off the mat to keep working hard even when things suck. Jiu Jitsu is meditative for me and has helped me discovered more about myself and what I am capable of. 💙Getting my blue belt was a huge goal that I have reached. I really hope to keep improving my Jiu Jitsu and stand up. Also, just being brave enough to step out on the mat and try both Jiu Jitsu and then Muay Thai were big accomplishments for me. 🙀🙏🏽 👭More importantly, I want to help other girls fall in love with the Jiu Jitsu the way that I have. ⏩Fav thing about martial arts training? It’s anyone’s game. I love seeing smaller girls be able to take on huge dudes with less training🙆🏼‍♀️ 👏Furthermore, it helped me to push myself far beyond what I thought I could do and does a lot to build my confidence. 😇 🗣☑️One thing I'd recommend to other people interested in training: To other girls, I would just say to get out there and try it. If you hate it, you can stop, but you might find something that you love. Your gender, size, and athleticism don’t matter as much as you think they do. What matters is how hard you are willing to work and how much you want it, whatever your “it” is. To everyone else who trains, keep going and don’t quit because you know you’ll regret it if you do. 💯💯💯

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