What is jiu jitsu? Jiu Jitsu is also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Gracie Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts and competitive sports on the planet. BJJ as we call here in Seaside, Or and most other regions of the world is a martial art that was originally born/created in Japan as a military form of hand to hand combat. Once the Japanese decided to colonize in Brazil in the 1950′s the martial art came with them. The first known family to learn this form of self defense was, The Gracie Family. When people ask, “So what is BJJ?” we want to make sure you understand the basic underlying principles of the martial art. The Gracie Family transformed the traditional Japanese style of Ju Jitsu in the modern day form where their is much higher focus on the use of leverage, base and efficient movements to control a fight or self defense situation.
One of the most common stereotypes about ju jitsu is that you have to be a strong and athlete person to be able to enjoy the martial art/sport. This couldn’t be further from the truth, the foundation of Ju Jitsu was designed for a weaker person to be able to apply the right angles, technique and body positioning to be able to overcome a stronger and more aggressive opponent. The Gracie Family wanted to prove the efficiency of the martial arts and this was accomplished with their family came to the United States in the early 1990′s and hosted the very first, Ultimate Fighting Championships in Los Angles Califoria. The son of Grandmaster, Helio Gracie was chosen to show the world the effectiveness of jiu jitsu. Royce became a modern day legend by defeating opponents from all of the world who were experts in their own martial art. Since the days of the first UFC’s the sport has gained international attention and has spread to all four corners of the globe.
UFC and Jiu Jitsu
Today when asked, “what is ju jitsu?” I would say that is a lifestyle that promotes healthy choices and treating our bodies and minds with respect. It’s far more then just a sophisticated grappling system, this wonderful martial art has the ablity to allow men, women and kids to protect themselves. For many people who join a ju jitsu academy it’s to simply get in shape and have fun in a safe environment. If you live in the Seaside or Astoria Oregon areas and would like to come take part in our risk free 30 day trail then click here and check out our main website. Here at Team Adamson Brothers you will find a friendly and professional staff that are dedicated to making sure you reach your goals the first time. We look forward to meeting you, stop in today or call 503-738-4080 to schedule your free tour, consultation and one on one lessons with one of our head coaches!!!