About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What is BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is one of the most popular and fastest-growing martial arts in the world. Exceptionally effective for hand to hand combat and self defence, BJJ is similar to a mix of Judo and Wrestling and relies on technique and leverage rather than strength and brute force.

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It's one of the most effective, well-proven, and well respected martial arts for person to person combat on the planet. Heavily relied upon in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), it's tried and tested, with its effectiveness having been proven beyond doubt in the UFC Ultimate Fighting Championships.

It has a heavy focus on grappling, joint locks, choke submissions etc and especially ground fighting as this is where most fights end up!

Great for Self Defence!

Most fights and physical altercations end up on the ground. You don't see this in combat sports that concentrate on standing fighting such as boxing and kickboxing etc, as there is a referee to separate both combatants once the range (distance) between them closes down into wrestling range. In the real world, most situations quickly end up on the ground.

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Being able to take a single opponent to the ground and control them while you apply techniques that will render them incapacitated is a highly effective, tested, and proven fight strategy. But it's also equally beneficial to be able to prevent or defend yourself if taken to the ground against your will and also have the ability to return to standing again and escape if need be.

Unlike many clubs that nowadays only practise BJJ's sports element, at Pure Art BJJ, we also practice the full syllabus of practical, easy to apply, and effective self defence techniques considered a fundamental component of the original art as well as incorporating contemporary self defence strategies and tactics.

Fantastic For Fitness!

A session of BJJ is physically demanding. The constant movement provides a fantastic workout and builds powerful functional strength as well as good cardio. The fluidity of motion and stretching it provides is also great for your flexibility.

Highly Effective!

BJJ uses live rolling, a highly addictive form of sparring similar to wrestling, as an important part of its training. Partners will attempt to control and apply submission techniques on each other while resisting, releasing them once their partner taps before any injury can occur.

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Due to the fact the art is grappling rather than strike based, partners can fully resist techniques allowing each other to test and experience using them for real without fear of causing injury. You will gain confidence and knowledge that the ability you have achieved now works for real.

Due to this live practice method, practitioners can gain a very effective ability in a short time. Just like you wouldn't learn tennis without getting on a court and having a game, you cannot learn to fight without doing it. BJJ offers you a safe and practical way to do this. There is no doubting or imagining that what you have learned works with this martial art.

Works Regardless of Size or Strength!

BJJ uses leverage and science to allow a smaller person to overcome a larger person regardless of size, gender, or age. Instead of relying on muscle, strength, and brute force.

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Superb for Weight Loss!

BJJ is an excellent form of exercise. You will burn lots of calories during a session and find yourself wanting to eat healthier due to the enhanced ability and energy this will give you both on and off the mats, and the positive lifestyle BJJ promotes.

Way More Fun than Joining a Gym!

BJJ provides exercise as part of an enjoyable activity rather than exercising for its own sake, which can quickly become repetitive and boring. So you're more likely to stick with it and get results.

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More importantly, it's also way more productive and rewarding as you are gaining a lifelong skill and ability, which may save your life while gaining fitness and enhancing your physique at the same time.

It's also great for dealing with stress and gaining balance in your life. The positive life rewards of Jiu-Jitsu go way beyond gaining skill in fighting, and at Pure Art BJJ, we foster a positive, enjoyable atmosphere in all classes, which means you will leave feeling great!

Does it actually work!

Yes. Unlike all the kicking and punching the air or bags you may find in other martial arts, you will gain real experience of its use under live pressure and experience its powerful effectiveness for yourself within a few classes. Time is precious, so why waste it?

Do I Need Anything to start?

No, just wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a drink of water. Your first session with us is completely Free to try!

When you decide to get a Gi (training outfit), we recommend
Valor Fightwear. Their Gis are great value and excellent quality with fast delivery.

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