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Self Defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

All martial arts styles are forms of self-defense. Some equip practitioners with skills to defend punches and kicks, while others to help escape grabs and clinches. Striking and grappling are the two broad categories of unarmed martial arts.

The most overlooked aspect of many self-defense programs is the intensity of real combat. Many striking programs fail to address this issue for safety reasons. Full force strikes, especially repeated over time, can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, students can never truly know if techniques work in real life. Unless movements are practiced full speed against a resisting partner they are only theoretical, not practical.

As a form of self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is different. What distinguishes BJJ from striking styles is its effectiveness in the clinch (when your opponent grabs you). Because BJJ is a form of grappling which includes joint locks and choke holds, these techniques can be applied with intensity, but still allow a training partner to submit (tap out) without injury. Naturally, advanced BJJ practitioners are extremely cautious with novice students.  In fact, black belts may focus an equal amount of their attention on protecting training partners.

The majority of real altercations end up on the ground and evolve into a grappling scenario. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides students training in standing and ground fighting - both in the top and bottom positions. Many striking experts are at an enormous disadvantage when the fights moves to the ground. The striker, not having the leverage to generate substantial force for punches and kicks, would be like a man swimming with sharks- totally out of his element and helpless. The techniques and years of training would be essentially useless. Armed with BJJ you can defend yourself from almost any position.

 

*Demonstration of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs. Kung fu (pure striking).

 

Women & Self-Defense

Scenarios #1:
Imagine you're leaving your local Walmart or Publix. Its 9:30pm, its dark, and the parking lot is fairly empty. As you're putting the groceries in the trunk of your car you notice a man approaching you. He is wearing a hoodie and it doesn't appear that he wants to help you with your bags. What would you do?

Scenario #2:
Imagine you're out running and it's a cool summer evening. The sun has just set and you're jogging on your favorite trail. But you have your headphones in and the music is so loud you couldn't hear the mugger creep up behind you. Before you know what has happened you're already on the ground. Again... what would you do?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (See What Is Jiu-Jitsu?) is one of the best workouts to stay in top shape. Through practice you will improve your balance, keep yourself lean and strong, and also learn something useful: self-defense. Ultimately you are responsible for your personal safety. There may not always be a friend, family member, police officer, or significant other around to defend you. Empower yourself with BJJ. Learn how to defend yourself Give yourself the confidence to know that your safety is in your hands. 

At Fabin Rosa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Altamonte Springs we've created a fun, friendly environment for both men and women. Whether you're interested in fitness, self-defense, or competition we have professional, world-class instruction designed to fit your needs.

Lets achieve your goals together. If you want to stay in great shape and improve your self-defense skills, send us your information above and we will contact you soon!