The Growing Styles of Jiu Jitsu

joryblaine

One of the fastest growing sports in the world is MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts. One of the core arts every Mixed Martial Artist learns is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a form of self defense that is designed for the smaller fighter to beat the bigger fighter using leverage, timing, and joint manipulation when the fight goes to the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has started to grow along with MMA. The local tournaments and gyms in each state get bigger every year.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu originated in the U.S. as Gracie Jiu Jitsu, introduced by the Gracie family. For a little more history, this link will take you to a short history on jiu jitsu.

http://www.gracieacademy.com/history.asp

The art of jiu jitsu is a very real martial art design to keep you safe in a street fight against a bigger, stronger, and faster opponent. However, as the art has grown, so…

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