What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
At Academy Jiu-Jitsu we teach and practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a grappling based form of self-defence developed and popularised by the Gracie family since 1925.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comprises of a series of techniques that rely on leverage and timing. This allows a smaller and weaker individual to control a larger and stronger opponent whilst maintaining not only their own safety, but also that of their opponents.
Jiu Jitsu is for the protection of the individual, the older man, the weak, the child, the lady and the young women – anyone who does not have the physical attributes to defend themselves. – Helio Gracie