Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. The goal, is to take the fight to the ground, where striking is less effective and size doesn’t matter as much. Once on the ground, you are able to apply your techniques, most notably joint-locks and chokeholds, to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi), mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring(commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. This is another martial art that has many benefits. Whether you are interested in Self Defense, Fitness or competition, BJJ has you covered.