BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Brief history &synopsis

BJJ is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano. Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo and jujutsu through Carlos and Hélio Gracie who passed their knowledge on to their extended family as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz França

 

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defence situations Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

 

BJJ is a martial art & sport and a proven method for promoting physical fitness and building character in people, and ultimately can become a way of life…

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BJJ CLASSES at XION GYM are split into GI traditional training attire (JIUJITSU KIMONO) & NOGI (board shorts & rash guard top) this is further divided into classes’ fundamentals / Beginners and intermediate / advanced.

 

XION GYM OFFERS kids and adult classes.

FUNDAMENTALS / BEGINNERS CLASS: is for every 1 regardless of how long an individual has been practising. Fundamentals are also the advised starting point for all those new to the art form time allowing. The classes have a focus on the basic takedownsthrows; positions of control, submission holds &real world self-defenceremember jiu-jitsu is first and foremost a martial art and not solely a sport. The objective of this class is to help you build a solid foundation to which you can build upon. Classes consist of solo movement partner drills and positional sparring.

 

INTERMEDIATE /ADVANCED CLASS: as per fundamentals all are welcome we at XION GYM understand that time available is the main dictator and we say its better to be on the mats than off. That being said the advanced class will cover all the above but more towards the sporting aspect of the martial art of BJJ using the IBJJF competition rule set for GI & NOGI this is were you will build upon your foundations and start to discover your own style and game. The objective of this class is to help you obtain complete mastery of take downs throws, ground control and submissions. Classes consist of partner drills, positional sparring & free sparring (ROLLING).