Born in Japan, Jiu Jitsu combines different styles of Japanese Martial Arts and uses basic principles of bear-handed close combat.
Lacking basic striking elements like kicking and punching is caused by their ineffectiveness against armored opponents. Instead, Jiu Jitsu proposes a whole new technique of submissions and wrestling principles taken from the ancient Japanese close combat techniques. Similar to Aikido, Jiu Jitsu proposes using the opponents force to win the fight. Setting up strategic “traps” and “lead” the opponent in particular positions do not require much physical strength and, thus, can be used by all weight classes.
Making its way into Brazil, Jiu Jitsu acquired a whole new form and became a globally-recognized martial art. Acquiring striking techniques such as punching and kicking combos, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues to attract newcomers and professional fighters for its submission and choking techniques.
While some may argue that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a violent, traumatizing type of martial art. Training and sparring sessions are considered safe for women and kids. Moreover, the nature of this martial art requires training and exercising various groups of muscles, turning each exercise into a great fitness session. Many elements of today’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have been adopted from the Soviet Wrestling and Combat Sambo.
- Full body and limb warm-up to maintain effectiveness in floor and submission techniques.
- Exercising throws and locks.
- Sparring against one or more opponents to develop stamina and in-combat senses of distance.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great martial art for kids and young adults. Learning the principles of this combat art help young fighters develop a great set of physical strengths and combat senses.