Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art focusing on grappling and ground fighting. It is derived from Judo which was founded in the late 1800’s which was developed from multiple schools of the original Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Like Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches the principles of technique that allow a much smaller and/or weaker opponent to defend themselves against a much Jiu-Jitsu uch larger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu incorporates joints locks and choke-holds forcing the opposition to “submit”.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used for self-defense as well as in sport grappling tournaments or in mixed martial arts. Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses mainly submissions without the use of strikes and allows competitors to train techniques at full speed and with full power. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a belted method and rank is usually determined by the amount of technical knowledge one can demonstrate along with performance and sparring in competition as well as dedication of time to training.

Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is derived from Judo, there are many differences along with the similarities.

While Judo puts a greater emphasis on throws from the standing position, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses more on groundwork. Many submission techniques taught in Brazilian-Jitsu originated from Judo.

However, there are techniques that are unique to Brazilian Jiu-jisu as well. The GI used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is similar to that of a Judo GI, but with tighter fitting cuffs on the jacket and pants. This provides less material for the opponent to manipulate.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originated in the early 1900’s, but did not gain international prominence till the 1990’s when Royce Gracie, son of Helio Gracie (Founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu) won the 2nd Ultimate Fighting Championship. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has since become a staple among mixed martial artists and is credited for bringing attention to the importance of ground fighting.
KBX Gym’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts program incorporates GI and No GI training as well as MMA fight classes for beginning and more advanced students. It is important in this sport that fighters are in peak condition, so KBX Gym also offers an MMA conditioning class which utilizes movements that are key in the sport of fighting as well as to keep the student in great shape and prevent injury as well. When signed up for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA program, you will have unlimited access to all of our other conditioning classes as well such as cardio kickboxing and boxing, bodytoning classes, bootcamps and more. Plus, full use of our weight training area. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA students are also encouraged to take part in the Muay Thai classes held twice a week as well to help perfect their stand up skills in MMA. KBX Gym’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA program can get YOU in fighting shape!

GI Training: MONDAY/WEDNESDAY – 6:30pm-8:00pm

NO GI/MMA Training: TUESDAY/THURSDAY – 6:30pm-8:00pm

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