Jiu Jitsu Brisbane

Jiu Jitsu Brisbane

WHAT IS BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu was developed to help people defend themselves against bigger, stronger, and heavier opponents, through using a combination of momentum, leverage and specific techniques. Fights which start-off standing, are taken to the ground, where the superior grappling and ground-based techniques of BJJ have the advantage. Opponents are submitted using a range of techniques including joint locks, pressure and chokes.

BJJ is widely known for its role in mixed martial arts. There are also a large number of worldwide BJJ tournaments where practitioners compete in both Gi and No-Gi. BJJ classes focus strongly on sparring or ‘rolling,’ where students can practice and perfect the techniques they have been taught.

Training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can provide benefits across the board! Brazilian Jiu-jitsu will not only improve your fitness and help you lose body fat, but it also can help improve your self-confidence, relieve stress and is an excellent form of self-defence.

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CONFIDENCE

Training and progressing in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can have a positive effect on more than just your waist size. Regular training can help improve your confidence, self-esteem and overall wellbeing.

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PROGRESSION

Train hard and reap the rewards. When you put the effort in you can progress quickly and enjoy the sense of achievement that this brings. This new-found confidence can also help you make positive changes to other areas of your life too.

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WEIGHT LOSS

BJJ is a fantastic sport to take part in if you want to lose some weight and decrease body fat. Every training session is a full-body workout, getting you in shape fast.

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SELF DEFENCE

BJJ can be used as an excellent form of self-defence allowing you to defend and protect yourself effectively if the worst should happen.

BJJ HISTORY
1532

1532

BJJ did not actually originate in Brazil. Its origins are in Japan with the earliest recorded use of the word ‘Jiu-Jitsu” recorded in 1532

Early 1700s

Early 1700s

Jujutsu was the term used to describe a wide variety of grappling techniques and was used in what was called Randori or free training where students could practice without breaking the Japanese law which prevented fighting.

Late 1700s

Late 1700s

By the late 1700s, Jiu-Jitsu had become very popular with over 2000 schools across the country.

1860

1860

The Birth of Jigoro Kano.

1878

1878

Mitsuyo Maeda was born. He trained at one of Kano’s Kodokans or training schools and became a Judo expert and prized fighter.

1882

1882

Jigoro Kano establishes what would later be called Judo from a base of Jiu-Jitsu. This sport took off and became the largest martial art in the world.

1902

1902

Carlos Gracie was born.

1914

1914

Mitsuyo Maeda traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil. He traveled Brazil competing in circus grappling tournaments before opening his own school.  Here he taught Judo/Jiu-Jitsu to many Brazilians including Carlos Gracie.

1917

1917

Carlos Gracie started to learn Jiu-Jitsu and encouraged his family members Helio, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr, George, Helena, Mary and Ilka to start training.

1925

1925

Carlos opened the Gracie family’s first BJJ academy. Carlos and his brothers established a solid reputation and issued the now famous ‘Gracie challenge’ where anyone was offered the chance to fight the Gracies in a ‘no-holds-barred’ match. The Gracies proved victorious time and time again.

Carlos Gracie went on to have 21 offspring, 13 of whom became black belts. The family continued to adapt, improve and strengthen the art.

1960’s

1960’s

Jiu-Jitsu had gained awareness and a large following and many other rival academies opened across Brazil.

1967

1967

The Guanabara Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in Rio. With this came rules regarding a scoring system and time controls. Helio Gracie was the president of this foundation, Carlos the president of the Consultative Council and his firstborn son, Carlson, director of the technical department.

1980s

1980s

Many of the Gracies moved to the US and spread the word and the art of BJJ.

1993

1993

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was created by Rorion Gracie and became world-famous.

1994

1994

The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) was created.

1996

1996

The first BJJ world championship was held.

2000

2000

Paulo Guimaraes became the first Brazilian to teach BJJ in Australia.

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Celebrities who train BJJ

BJJ is obviously now a well-known sport and martial art in its own right. However many celebrities who train BJJ have also added to its appeal. Some of the famous names you may recognise include Chuck Norris, Guy Ritchie, Tom Hardy, Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn, Kelly Slater and Jonah Hill, who credits BJJ for improving his confidence as well as helping his impressive weight loss. Ashton Kutcher is also known for his love of the sport and has trained for many years, recently being awarded a brown belt.

Female celebrities Demi Lovato and Margot Robbie are also keen Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts and our own Steve Irwin was also a regular student in his time. Now we know why he was so efficient at wrestling those crocs!

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