A. Have you even wondered how to subdue an attacker or opponent and not kill them? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a type of martial art that is based in ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu means gentle art, according to the website bcbjj.com this is the “oldest known of unarmed combat dating to 2000 years before Christ. B. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not like many other ground fighting styles, particularly in the way it teaches people to fight from their backs. There is so much information to know about BJJ where it originated, the use of it in self-defense, and sport BJJ
A. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu originated “four centuries ago in northern India” (Roy Inman) 1. Buddhist monks needed self-defense form, since they were always on the road spreading the word of Buddha. a. They Developed a form called grappling
2. Jiu Jitsu made its way to Japan
a. It was improved in Japan
3. The Japanese wanted to hide this form of martial arts from the western word. (Shenwu.com) a. 1914 Kodokan Judo Master Mitsuyo Maeda went to Brazil (shenwu.com) b. Carlos Gracie was Master Maeda student.
c. Carlos Gracie thought the younger Gracie’s this form d. Helio Gracie was the smallest of the Gracie’s, and felt that this form was meant for bigger and stronger people. 4. Helio developed a form that favored leverage from strength (Roy Inman) e. This form was called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
f. Gracie Challenge and how it made BJJ what it is right now. B. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in self-defense.
1. BJJ teaches takedowns, takedown defense, ground control, and especially submissions. (Blackbeltmag.com) a. Submission refers to taking you opponent’s air supply or take advantage of a joint 2. Pain is the number one tool in grappling...