What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling resisting opponents in ways that force them to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be
rendered harmless.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also a great self-defense system based on the principles of technique and leverage, which allow you to defeat opponents of much greater size and strength. You don’t have to be the largest, fastest, or youngest to be an effective Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. You simply need discipline and commitment to training. It was designed for real street fighting
and developed on the mat.

Studies show that 95% of street fights end on the ground. The techniques you learn at Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Diego, which focus on taking your opponent down to the ground and keeping them there, enable you to attack or get into a more dominant position.
This gives you the upper hand at all times in a real life self-defense situation. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic sport and fitness activity, but it’s also a martial art. This means that you need to be able to use it to defend yourself. However, the good news is that you DON’T need to devote all your training to ‘reality’ self defense.

Through the building of and sharing of Jiu-Jitsu virtues, lives can change. More than just technical lessons in the art form of Jiu-Jitsu, there are lessons abounding full of positive impacts on physical, mental, and spiritual growth. Carlos Gracie Jr once said, “If everyone trained Jiu-Jitsu, the world would be a better place.”

At Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Diego – Rancho Bernardo, you will learn this efficient martial art in a friendly environment where no egos are allowed on the mats. Check out our Rancho Bernardo Academy.