Jiu-jitsu is unlike any other martial art.
If you've looked around, you've probably realized that there are many different kinds of martial arts. Each style emphasizes something different. Each takes a different approach to self-defense. Some kick, some punch, some do a lot of back-flips and cart-wheels. The approach Jiu-jitsu takes to self-defense makes it unlike anything else out there.
Jiu-jitsu is a complete self-defense system. Students learn how to deal with verbal aggression, how to stay calm in intense situations, and to defend themselves at all ranges of combat. Self-defense training includes fighting on the feet, in the clinch, and on the ground. Rather than focusing just on punching or kicking an opponent, jiu-jitsu practitioners subdue their attackers by physically controlling them, taking them to the ground, and submitting them with joint-locks or chokes. This approach allows the good-guys to stop the bad-guys, without causing unnecessary harm and without getting themselves hurt. It also makes size and strength much less of a factor.
Is jiu-jitsu effective?
Since Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was introduced into the United States almost 30 years ago, it has become widely recognized as the most proven martial art in the world. It has been adopted as the basis for nearly every law enforcement and military training program in America. With its emphasis on leverage, control, and technique, it has become famous across the globe for allowing its practitioners to defeat much larger and stronger opponents while causing as little harm as possible.
Why train jiu-jitsu?
The benefits of jiu-jitsu are endless. Students get in shape, lose weight, tone up, build lasting relationships, develop self-control, and learn the most practical self-defense on the planet. It truly is unlike anything else out there.