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Gold medals all round at the weekend for coaches Christina, Steven, Jacob and Zander!
QUICK HISTORY TO BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Originally coming from Gracie family, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu started gaining mainstream
popularity after first UFC tournament in 1993. Won by Royce Gracie - 3 fights all won by submission.
30 years later it is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide and the sport is now practised and taught as
part of the school curriculum across Abu Dhabi along with police forces adopting it for its versality and control.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) enables a smaller player to utilise leverage in order to subdue and submit a stronger opponent. This was the founding element unique to BJJ when it was first envisaged by Helio Gracie whom many consider to be creator of what modern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is today.
WHAT IS TO BE GAINED IN TRAINING BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU?
- Self Defence
- Improved Mental Health
- Sporting Competition
- Self Confidence
- Being part of collective team/club
- we welcome beginners with open arms -
You will be training with mixture of fellow beginners and more advanced players with the primary goal being
to build a foundational understanding of the positional elements that are vital to BJJ.
In addition to this you will learn how to submit your opponent with limb/arm locks and choke-hold techniques.
The most important lesson you will learn from the start will be how to safely takedown/control an opponent from standing all the way to the ground, this includes learning how to "breakfall" - a set of techniques that allow a person to transition from standing to the ground without fear of injury.
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Our head coaches Steven and Mariusz have extensive experience competing and training all around the world, with range of International (IBJJF and UEAJJF) podiums and wins between them. This also includes number of British and Scottish titles acquired over the years.
Both continue to compete and are truly passionate about the great value competing in BJJ has to offer with Mariusz a regular referee/official at Scottish events.
We also have very experienced female instructor Christina who runs Women Only classes!