Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Contreras Martial Arts Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ, is a style of martial arts that first became popular in the U.S. with the introduction of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. It combines ground fighting and grappling moves such as chokeholds and joint locks to overpower an opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used for self-defense and as a sport. It highlights the concept that a student who is both smaller and weaker can effectively defend themselves against an opponent who is bigger and stronger.
While many martial art disciplines incorporate grappling here and there, when it comes to BJJ, grappling is at the core of all of your training. Not familiar with grappling? Here’s what you need to know – instead of utilizing weapons or striking, grappling is all about getting your opponent to concede through physical dominance. The rules and techniques of grappling vary depending on whether one is practicing Gi or No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, as well as whether it’s being done in a sport or self-defense style. When grappling in BJJ, you’ll spend the majority of your time fighting from the ground and will likely utilize many different types of chokes.
Made for the real world, BJJ is a form of self-defense that every martial artist should train. BJJ focuses on ground-level altercations – utilizing holds, throws, blows, and a variety of submission techniques. This makes Jiu Jitsu ideal when learning how to take on an opponent who may be larger than you, without necessarily having to hurt them.
When you think of working out, you probably think of running on the treadmill or lifting weights at the gym, right? Well, it’s time to expand your perspective. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best ways to get in shape…and it’s way more fun than anything you’ll find in the gym. Physically, BJJ has been shown to help athletes lose weight, tone their muscles, gain newfound strengths, and sharpen their reflexes. Mentally and emotionally, BJJ boasts benefits in mental health, reduced stress levels, increased self-confidence, and a feeling of empowerment.
You’ll love BJJ because we love BJJ. At Contreras Martial Arts Academy, we are passionate about sharing the gift of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with our community. We aim to create an environment where every single student can accomplish their goals – whatever they may be. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent your entire life training in MMA and are exploring your newest martial arts discipline or you’re just trying to break away from the monotony of the gym, we will exceed your expectations.