Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo (which itself is derived from Japanese Jujutsu) in the early 20th century.

It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

At the Mavericks, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are available as a programme of their own or as a combination with the MMA Programme – simply call us or ask at reception for more information.

We’re proud to be affiliated with Ivam Maciel BJJ, whose headquarters are in Brighton. Ivan will be doing regular seminars at the Academy.