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WHAT IS JIU JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art which enhances not only the body but also the mind and soul. It is an ever adapting ground-based fighting style which relies on positioning and leverage to subdue one’s opponent. Through Jiu Jitsu and the community created between its practitioners’, we aim to improve self-confidence, health, and the ability to defend oneself providing access to effective self-defense training in the local Tierrasanta area.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu was developed from Judo’s ground fighting techniques (Newaza). The techniques were adapted and refined, by the Gracie family to focus on balance and leverage, rather than strength and speed, to defeat a bigger and stronger opponent. Jiu Jitsu’s most notable difference, compared to other martial arts, is taking one’s opponent to the ground to restrict their movement and neutralize an attackers’ explosive power.

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