BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU (BJJ)

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art developed primarily by the Gracie family in Brazil over the course of the 20th century that focuses on taking the opponent to the ground where he can be controlled and forced to submit with a huge variety of chokes and joint locks.

During training and competition all submission holds are applied in a measured and progressive manner so that there is plenty of time to “tap out” before any damage is caused and a student applying a submission will always release the hold immediately to ensure his opponents safety.

This method of training ensures that BJJ remains arguably the most effective martial art because all the techniques used can be practiced regularly against a fully resisting opponent so the student is well aware of how his mind and body will react in a genuine confrontation and he can be sure that his or her techniques will work.

 

How to get started? Do I need to get fit before starting?

The first step is to contact us so we can give direction to what classes to atend depending on your experience. We have a range of classes that will suit all different levels from beginner to advanced and competitor, first class is free of charge. No you don't need to get fit before starting, on our beginners classes we work to build your fitness until you are ready to step forward and start to challenge yourself a bit more, every individual on your own pace.

Why us?

We have 2 Black Belts who have experience on teaching people of all levels. We have a very friendly atmosfere where we teach men, women and kids.

For more info visit www.carlsongraciebjj.co.nz 

 

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