1. What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him/her to submit. Much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless. The keynote of the sport is controlling and overcoming greater size, strength and aggression with lesser size and strength. This is done by utilizing leverage, grip and position on you opponent. Students in this sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

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