What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? It is both a martial art and a combat sport that focuses on grappling in order for you to defeat your opponent submit.
Much of the technique was adapted from kodokan Judo and Jiu Jitsu. Learning how to execute the proper technique enables even a smaller and weaker person to defeat someone who is bigger which is why it is also used in self-defense classes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu developed early in the 1920s. But it only gained world recognition when Royce Gracie won the Ultimate Fighting Championship four times after it was established in 1993. As a result, various schools are now teaching this martial art.
In Brazil, there are about 4 of them and each can trace their roots either to either Carlos Gracie or Mitsuyo Maeda.
You can probably say that its popularity as a sport is only second to football as there are competitions held regularly such as the European Championships, Mundials and Pan American that is under the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).
If you want to excel in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, practice makes perfect and the only way you can do that is through free sparring. This means fighting...