Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a division of the Grappling Martial Arts that focuses on ground fighting. It was developed from traditional Japanese Jujutsu by Brazilian brothers Carlos and Helio Gracie whose name is still synonymous with the martial art today. BJJ promotes the idea that with proper technique a smaller, weaker individual can successfully defend themselves against their opponent through various joint-locks and chokeholds. This theory was validated and gained massive popularity after Royce Gracie, son of BJJ founder, Helio Gracie won the first, second and fourth UFC tournaments and today is a vital part of any well-rounded martial artists repertoire.
What You Can Expect
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Balance are taught by high-level black or brown belts, all of whom can trace their lineage back to the Gracie Family. Our BJJ classes are suitable for all skill levels and our coaches will tailor their instruction to each students needs. BJJ classes are structured to include a warm up, an instructional technique and finished with live training (rolling). The benefits of BJJ cannot be understated. Apart from incredible health and fitness benefits, BJJ is a confidence building sport that one can learn without ever putting themselves in harm’s way due to the nature of grappling sports.