Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Martial art focused on taking an opponent to the ground, controlling them, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art that was developed in Brazil after Mitsuyo Maede taught Jiu Jitsu to Carlos Gracie and other Gracie family members. Incorporating gi and NoGi techniques, BJJ involves taking down the opponent, controlling them, and ultimately submitting them through the application of joint locks and strangulations. BJJ is often referred to as the gentle art due to preferring technique over strength. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most necessary forms of self-defense due to a high percentage of all self-defense situations ending up on the ground.