Understanding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is known to be one of the most exclusive and effective systems created for self-defence. BJJ is a form of martial arts and is different from other martial arts styles with the emphasis on ground fighting rather than standing.

Once on the ground, the aim is to control your opponent’s body movements, maneuvering yourself in a superior, more dominant position. The idea is to control the fight through a series of techniques such as sparring, grappling and rolling with the goal to gain a greater physical advantage over your opposition so they are left with no alternative but to surrender.

The basic philosophy and ideology behind BJJ is that anyone who faces an attacker with a larger frame should have the necessary skills to defend themselves.

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.

Given the philosophy behind BJJ, it is easy to understand why it is not only a popular choice for men, but for women and children too. It really is a great martial art that everyone can participate in. After all, no matter how big or strong you are – there will always be someone bigger and stronger than you out there. Once mastered, these skills are with you for life.

Whilst BJJ is commonly referred to as a martial art, it is also in fact a form of sport; this is why many use it to promote physical fitness.

In addition to self-defence it’s a great tool for achieving physical health benefits such as stamina, balance and coordination.

There are also many not so obvious additional factors that BJJ can help with. It is a subtle yet powerful confidence builder, self-esteem enhancer and discipline developer.

You may wish to use BJJ as a method of exercise or if you are looking for a self-defence system this is your answer. Some wish to start the BJJ belt ranking succession others wish to take on the 19year Black Belt journey – whatever the goal there are tremendous accomplishments to be achieved and BJJ can be a great solution to many problems. Everyone’s journey is different and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can support your journey, whatever it may be.

Immobilienmakler Heidelberg

Makler Heidelberg

Source by Meena Kaur

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