Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Two men practicing jui jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a style of Martial Arts with special emphasis placed on ground fighting. It is also known as Gracie Jiu-jitsu, after one of its earliest founders – Carlos Gracie. Renzo Gracie has long been synonymous with the sport of Jiu-Jitsu. At Renzo Gracie Middletown Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is taught with the same principles and techniques instilled by its founders.

Since Jiu-jitsu focuses on ground fighting, it emphasizes takedowns, ground control, takedown defense, and submissions. At Renzo Gracie Middletown Martial Arts, well-trained instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels the right and most effective ways to use the art of Jiu-jitsu when engaging in combat. The advantages of a strong opponent, who could deliver more powerful strikes with superior reach, are neutralized when he or she is on the ground, clenched in an unbreakable and often unbearably painful hold. The sport of jiu-Jitsu is built upon leveraging the strength of an adversary to his or her disadvantage, unlike traditional Judo which relies primarily on strength of the practitioner.

Martial Arts practitioners skilled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu always aim to take their opponents to the ground. When on the bottom of opponents, they usually strive to escape either to the side or to the mount position. Once on the ground, Jiu Jitsu practitioners apply holds and submissions from the top or bottom while dominating their opponent with control. These lessons, as well as others are taught by an experienced team of instructors under the tutelage of Renzo Gracie. Visit us at our Middletown, NJ location where we accept students of all ages and skills levels to learn the great art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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