Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction

By: Atos Oceanside - Small Axe BJJ  01/20/2015
Keywords: Martial Arts Training, Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Schools

The history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is well documented. Roughly, a Japanese martial art (Jujitsu) was developed into a safer sport (Judo), students of which desired to resurrect the viability of Jujitsu. The rebirth of Jujitsu traveled the world, but through a man named Maeda, it settled in Brazil. In Brazil, the Gracie Family studied Jujitsu. The frailest of the family, Helio, tweaked and refined the techniques so that the size of one’s adversary would matter little if the student was able to apply the appropriate technique with right leverage. Helio’s work gave birth to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is an organic activity. Certain techniques dry up and fall away while others are born from the creative vision of new practitioners. Old techniques, once abandoned, often find themselves being reborn with new potency. Because of the vast number of techniques, strategies, and body types, Jiu Jitsu is highly personal. This article is to explain my philosophy, my pedagogy, and my inspiration of Jiu Jitsu. I hope you find my words, concepts, and suggestions useful and always remember, when you fall seven times you must get up eight.

Keywords: Martial Art Classes, Martial Arts & Fitness, Martial Arts Classes, Martial Arts Fitness, Martial Arts Lessons, Martial Arts Schools, Martial Arts Training, Self Defense Classes, Womens Self Defense

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