Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in High Point, NC
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a proven martial art form and sport with techniques that can help practitioners of any size overcome opponents.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport. The martial art and sport focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Developed in the 1880s by Japanese immigrants to Brazil and further promoted by the Gracie family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has become popular in recent years due to its usage in mixed martial arts, notably the UFC.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or “BJJ” for short, has a simple concept: you can overcome an opponent by using proper technique and leverage with takedowns and ground fighting. A strong and heavy opponent can be dominated by a smaller, weaker person that takes them to the ground and applies joint-locks and chokeholds. BJJ has evolved into a popular self-defense system.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes normally feature various drills that help you hone your ground fighting, grappling, and submission techniques.
Part of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s uniqueness among various martial arts disciplines is its greater emphasis on ground fighting over striking. Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainees spend a lot of time sharpening their ground fighting skills. It is one thing to take an opponent to the ground; it is more important that you learn what to do in the midst of ground fighting, and how to use leverage to defeat your opponent.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner aims to control his or her opponent through various grappling positions that will lead to submission. Some of these positions include side control, mount, back grab, closed guard, open guard, and half guard. Through your training, you will learn how to establish control over your opponent through proper application of these positions.
Joint locks and chokes are your two main categories of submissions. There are many submissions that are taught in jiu-jitsu. Submissions ultimately defeat your opponent.
Steve Snyder is a 3rd degree black belt, under legendary Robson Moura, in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mr. Snyder, along with his team of BJJ black belts, are certified to give world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction to students 14 years of age and older.