Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
At the Mavericks, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes lead by 1st Degree Black Belts Nicholas Fielding and Higo Gomes are available as a programme of their own or as a combination with the MMA and Kickboxing Programmes – simply call us on 01483 568455 or ask at reception for more information.
What is 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.
We’re proud to be affiliated with Ivam Maciel BJJ, whose headquarters are in Brighton. Ivan will be doing regular seminars at the Academy.
Our Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlson Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > Eduardo Brigadeiro > Ivam Maciel > (Our instructors:) Higo Gomes & Nicholas Fielding
We have now started a new Kids Programme!
To book a free trial: click here or call us on 01483 568455