Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. BJJ emphasizes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a larger, stronger opponent by using technique, leverage, and proper body positioning.
The art primarily revolves around techniques such as joint locks and chokeholds, aiming to gain control over an opponent and force them into submission. BJJ practitioners train in a gi (a traditional uniform) or without one (no-gi), practicing techniques both standing and on the ground. Ground fighting plays a significant role in BJJ, as practitioners learn to use positional dominance and submissions to overcome their opponents.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a martial art but also a competitive sport with tournaments held worldwide. It has also been incorporated into mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions, as its effectiveness in real-life self-defense situations and combat sports has been proven over time. BJJ training offers various physical and mental benefits, including improved fitness, flexibility, self-confidence, and discipline.