Alton Family Martial Arts & Fitness

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda.

  • BJJ promotes the concept that smaller people can defend themselves against a bigger person.
  • BJJ permits a wide variety of techniques to take the fight to the ground after taking a grip.
  • BJJ promotes cardiovascular health as well as muscle gain/increase in flexibility.

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Why BJJ?

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) competitions 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.

We offer both Gi and No-Gi BJJ at Alton Family Martial Arts & Fitness.

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