Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. BJJ advocates the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training and the practitioner’s development.
Participants wear a Gi which is also used for applying chokeholds etc, although participants are welcome to start in our classes without one.
This class is taught by Keith Ellis who holds a brown belt and is extremely passionate about the sport and coaching.