Jiu-Jitsu, the oldest form of martial art, originated in India more than 2,000 years before Christ. Developed by Buddhist monks, it spread through China and eventually settled in Japan.
Over the years, since the Meiji restoration in the last century, Jiu-Jitsu became practically extinct in Japan surviving only as a very restricted sportive form of Judo.
Popularized by the Gracie family with their amazing success in the early Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling based martial art with emphasis on positioning and leverage to apply submission holds such as joint locks and choke holds.
The strength of BJJ lies in its usefulness to ALL practitioners- young, old, male or female. The BJJ philosophy for self defense is one that is effective regardless of physical size, strength or athletic ability.
Any self defense program that is without BJJ is incomplete. For the little ones, check out our Kids Jiu Jitsu Class!