BJJ - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sports system that revolves around grappling and ground fighting. Popularised by the Gracie family, it has become a way of life for many people who enjoy its effective, reality-based fighting system. The end goal is to manipulate an opponent into positions on the ground where chokes and joint locks can be implemented, even against larger opponents.

Phoenix MMA have an elite team of practitioners and professors who have solid knowledge and understanding of human body mechanics and techniques used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll learn the basics of ground fighting, standing techniques, take-downs and throws. If you already have experience on the mat you can join in the more advanced classes.

Classes are broken down into Kids BJJ, Beginners, Fundamentals, Gi, No-Gi, Advanced and Open Mat – which means we have classes for all ages and ability to help make Jiu-Jitsu accessible to everyone.

Equipment: Gi, rash guard, loose fitting shorts

Bournemouth

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Gosport

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bournemouth

REORG Jiu Jitsu Foundation

Launched in early 2017 REORG helps serving personnel and veterans to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as part of their recovery pathway, and to combat the challenge of mental health and physical disabilities.

We’re proud to be associated with this worthwhile cause, helping teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the Marines and giving them a sense of accomplishment as they improve over time.

You can find out more on their Facebook page.

 

History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is thought to trace back to India where Buddhist Monks created techniques to provide self-defence by manipulating opponents bodies in a way that didn’t rely upon weapons or physical strength. With the growth of Buddhism, Jiu-Jitsu extended beyond Southeast Asia to Japan where it increased in popularity. Masters of Jiu-Jitsu began competing globally during the 19th century, and one such master settled in Brazil where he taught Gastao Gracie, who went on to teach his own children, one of whom was Carlos Gracie.

Carlos Gracie and his brothers adapted the techniques in such a way that it completely transformed aspects of the international Jiu-Jitsu principles. The new techniques were so vastly different the sport became attached to Brazil’s national identity, and into what it is now commonly known as today ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’.

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