Why Choose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and the easiest way to describe it is that it was developed in order for a smaller person to properly defend themselves against a larger opponent. A man named Mitsuyo Maeda, or Conde Koma, came from Japan and ended up staying on a farm in Brazil. This farm happened to belong to a family named Gracie. He taught Carlos Gracie Sr, the eldest son, Jiu-Jitsu, and in turn Carlos Sr developed a new style and techniques to make its applications beneficial to smaller people. Thus the genesis of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

While self-defense has always been the driving focus behind BJJ, and will be covered in many different aspects in our class from Early Achievers to Adults, we have been going through an evolution process in ways and benefits that training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides. Especially for those that are growing up. However, it is also one of the few sport activities that people can competitively continue well into the later years of life.

For kids they learn teamwork, discipline, and self-esteem. More importantly they will build the courage to stand up for themselves, the honor to stand up for those who can’t, and the strength to keep standing even in the most trying times. They will learn the most important value of self-worth. For the parents you get the peace of mind knowing your child is on their way to becoming able to take care of themselves beginning on a small scale.

For adults this is a fantastic way to improve overall health. It will increase your energy levels no matter where you are: home, work, leisure. You will feel better and able to do and enjoy more with your day. This is a great stress reducing activity by being able to work out frustration while bonding and developing relationships with other students who are sharing similiar interests. Like minded individuals coming together in order to achieve the same goal of better enjoying their life.

For families we take time off the mats to continue these values. We offer workshops on bike safety, emergency safety procedures, science projects, reading, and more. We also have scavenger hunts and trips to the park for specialized strength and conditioning sessions to further the bonding experience between family and team members.

BJJ is a great way to get in shape and feel confident and once someone feels confident the limits of what they can achieve is beyond anything they previously imagined. We use the ethos courage, honor, and strength to guide this gym. Everything from the curriculum to how we conduct ourselves off the mats. Make the choice to try BJJ for yourself and see the improvements firsthand because whether here or at another school the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the chance to make anyone’s life better.