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What Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?Inner Workings of A Great Martial Art.

Updated on May 9, 2013

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Brazilian JiuJitsu gets its roots from Japan, and BJJ Branched off of Kodokan Judo.Judo was founded around the 20th century.BJJ is known for using leverage and tecquniqe, to sub do an advisory, thus giving the smaller fighter a chance. Jiu Jitsu Is also great for the mind as well the body, you see jiu-jitsu or Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is very similar to the game of chess, where one must take multiple steps and movements to gain proper positioning in order to successfully finish the technique and finish the fight.

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu A Sport ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very new martial art system that was created in the early 1900s. in the early days of BJJ The Gracie Family went from town to town coast to coast in Brazil, challenging all the top fighters in the world just to prove the effectiveness of their new martial art style. The early 90s was when BJJ was starting to get recognition, when Royce gracie, won three of the first four UFC tournaments, and showed the world of the effectiveness of his familys great martial art. By the mid 90s BJJ schools in brazil are starting to grow and the number of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu student doubled and tripled.

Carols Jr was one of the first Gracies to hold School VS School based style tournaments, because like his farther he strongly believed that high level tournaments was the best way to teach, show, and grow this excellent martial art system. Carlos Gracie Jr. needed to unify his martial art so in 1994 Carlos Gracie JR founded the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), with the ideas and goals to control, regulate, and govern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions. The IBJJF created rules and standards for tournaments and help keep the martial art tournaments and belt ranking system legitimate and most bjj schools are regulated under the rules of the IBJJF.

Helio Gracie ( 10-1-1913 /2-29-2009 Age 95)


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis/Jiu Jitsu Kimonos

The People who train in BJJ, the students and teachers where a style of clothing witch is called a Kimono, or JiuJitsu GI. The Name of this clothing originated from the samurai, and a BJJ GI is very similar to a JudoGi, but it is tighter around the wrists and waists. A BJJ belt is also giving to the student to show rankings and skill/knowledge. A Jiu Jitsu Gi is very important to a BJJ fighter because one can use his Kimono against his opponent by choking him and or controlling his limbs.

BJJ Info

  • Martial art Style:Grapelling
  • Country Of Origins: Japan, Brazil
  • Founding Farthers: Mitsuyo Maeda, Oswaldo Fadda, Helio/carlos Gracie

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Positions

  • Mount/ full mount
  • Back Mount /Taking the back
  • Side Countroll
  • Gaurd


Top BJJ Fighters In MMA

  • BJ-Penn
  • nogueira Brothers
  • Royce Gracie
  • Demien Mia
  • Ricardo Almeida
  • Paulo Filho
  • Nate Diaz
  • Fabricio Werdum
  • Shinya Aoki
  • Jake Shields
  • Frank Mirr´╗┐

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Ranking System

  • White
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Brown
  • Black

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu A True Martial Art System

The Inner workings of this great martial art, is more then just proven ones strength, it is also a means for people to come together and express them self's in a healthy productive manner. Brazilian jiu jitsu may be a new martial art system, but its origins back from the time of the samurai, I mean how cool is that. with the combination of theories, techniques, and its origins from the samurai, it is no wonder why this sport and fighting system is one of the best in the world.


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