What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

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What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that originated in Japan but was developed and popularized in Brazil. It is known for its emphasis on ground fighting and submission grappling, allowing a practitioner to overcome a larger opponent through technique and leverage. Here are key aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:


Fundamental Principles:

Guard System:


Belts and Ranking:



Gi (Kimono) and No-Gi:

MMA Integration:

Growth and Globalization:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu continues to evolve, with practitioners exploring new techniques and strategies. Its emphasis on adaptability, problem-solving, and the development of a well-rounded skill set has contributed to its enduring popularity in the martial arts community.

Further Reading

History of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

The difference between gi and no-gi BJJ

History of Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

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