WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?
90% of real self-defense situations will end up on the ground. Why? Because in real scenarios there is one factor that is almost always guaranteed- the clinch (when one person grabs another). Once the inevitable clinch happens it is a matter of time before someone loses their footing and falls. At that point, the scenario becomes a ground fight. The problem is not knowing what to do when pinned beneath a larger opponent.
The solution is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because it is the art that most effectively addresses the question, “what do you do when you’re on the ground with someone bigger and stronger on top of you?”
BJJ is a form of self-defense that is based on takedowns, chokes, and joint locks to overcome a larger opponent. Often confused with karate or tae kwon do, it is actually more similar to wrestling or judo because the techniques are practiced and applied on the ground. The chokes and joint locks are applied to your opponent to make them submit or “tap out”. For that reason, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is commonly known as “submission wrestling” or “ground fighting”.