Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu action at SMA
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that is defined by wrestling techniques and ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is based on the ground fighting techniques of Kodokan Judo martial arts (called Ne-Waza). The fundamentals were taught to BJJ founder Carlos Gracie by Judo master Mitsuyo Maeda, Gracie then adapted these techniques and created new practices and styles, which were then passed on to the rest of his family.
The techniques taught by BJJ allow for a smaller, lighter person to successfully defend against and tackle a larger, stronger or heavier opponent by leveraging the opponent’s weight and using it against him to bring him to the ground. Ground-based techniques most notably involve applying joint-locks and chokeholds in order to successfully defeat one’s opponent on the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an especially popular martial art amongst MMA fighters, who draw from its ground-based techniques to develop an all-round, complimentary fighting style that is properly equipped to defend and retaliate in a fighting situation.
Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu include:
- Mental health
- Physical well-being
- Increased self-esteem