Brizilian Jiu-Jitsu of Birmingham is coming to the J! Samuel Puccio will be teaching classes at the LJCC starting August 22 and lasting for 10 weeks.
Ages will be 8-16yrs old and practices will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 4-5pm in the gym. All material provided by LJCC.
$230 ($180 Member Value Price)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
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