Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) – aka ‘the gentle art – is a martial art based on submission grappling; most of the time is spent on the ground. BJJ teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. The goal is to control your opponent to the ground, on the ground, and apply submissions – such as chokes, holds and locks – forcing them to ‘tap out’ (give up).

There are five main levels within the BJJ system: white belt, blue belt, purple belt, brown belt and black belt.