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Jiu-jitsu has long provided people of all ages with an excellent opportunity to get fit while simultaneously learning an important skill. If you are looking for a great way to improve your physical condition while closely interacting with disciplined martial artists, you will likely enjoy learning jiu-jitsu. By learning this unique martial art, you can enhance every aspect of your life by gaining access to the tools and information only a thoroughly trained master instructor possesses.
Jiu-jitsu is not only considered to be a martial art, but it is also commonly referred to as a sport and a way of life. Therefore, a student can get a lot out of this activity if they fully devote themselves to its practice. Not only that, but students also gain access to a world of self-confidence and abilities they could only dream about prior to learning jiu-jitsu.
Self-confidence and determination are a direct result of regularly engaging in this sport. It takes considerable effort to rise to the challenges posed by a martial arts competition. An instructor who has spent decades of their life studying the martial arts has a deep understanding of its mechanics and they can help you greatly improve your combat skills so that you too may rise to any challenge.
BJJ came into existence in the early 1900's. It derived from the martial arts family of the Japanese Jiu Jitsu (JJJ). JJJ was known and practiced as a Japanese street style, self-defence type of martial art. The Chief of a Japanese immigration colony Esai Maeda, was assigned to Brazil. Esai Maeda an accomplished master and former JJJ Champion, taught and shared his skill to the locals who adapted the martial art. This is how the creation of traditional and authentic BJJ was formulated.
This Japanese martial arts style literally translates into "soft skills", and uses indirect force such as joint locks and throws to defeat an opponent, rather than direct force like punches and kicks, to use the attackers force against them and counterattack where they are weakest. It was initially developed to fight against the samurai, who often terrorized townspeople, as more direct forms of combat proved ineffective against well- armored foes. Small weapons such as daggers, weighed chains, and helmet smashers (tanto, ryufundo kusari, and jutte, respectively) were used as well in jujutsu. Many elements of jujutsu have been incorporated into a wide variety of more modern Japanese martial arts, including judo, aikido, and non-Japanese martial arts styles like karate.