Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It focuses on the principles of leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground, and provides a greater position to resolve conflict by using submission holds. It relies on leverage and technique, rather than only strength and size. This allows you to defend yourself against much bigger, stronger attackers. As a result, JJ is an effective art for everyone – especially for women and kids.
JJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). JJ is also an intense, aerobic and anaerobic workout so your overall health and fitness will improve, including your flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness, ability to burn fat, and muscular endurance. It has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.