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 to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian jiu jitsu is centered round 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 following is an excerpt from a book I am writing, tentatively titled “What Jiu Jitsu has taught me”. This is essentially the speech I give to every first day of Heroes Martial Arts. A favorite exercise of mine is to ask people, particularly people who are deeply involved with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, what exactly
Are you ready for some good news / bad news / good news? Firstly, we are happy to say that the enrollment of women training at Heroes Martial Arts is at an all time high! In the early days of Jiu Jitsu it was almost unthinkable to see multiple women in an