Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has gained a lot of attention in recent years, and it’s pretty obvious why. BJJ stands apart from other martial arts due to its focus on grappling, rather than the kicking and punching that characterize disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo. BJJ is known to improve fitness levels, prepare its practitioners for situations requiring self-defense, and relieve stress.Contact Us
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While many martial art disciplines incorporate grappling here and there, when it comes to BJJ, grappling is at the core of all of your training. Not familiar with grappling? Here’s what you need to know – instead of utilizing weapons or striking, grappling is all about getting your opponent to concede through physical dominance. The rules and techniques of grappling vary depending on whether one is practicing Gi or No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, as well as whether it’s being done in a sport or self-defense style. When grappling in BJJ, you’ll spend the majority of your time fighting from the ground and will likely utilize many different types of chokes.
Made for the real world, BJJ is a form of self defense that every person should master. BJJ focuses on ground level altercations – utilizing holds, throws, blows, and a variety of submission techniques. This makes Jiu Jitsu ideal when learning how to take on an opponent who may be larger than you, without necessarily having to hurt them.
When you think of working out, you probably think of running on the treadmill or lifting weights at the gym, right? Well, it’s time to expand your perspective. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best ways to get in shape…and it’s way more fun than anything you’ll find in the gym. Physically, BJJ has been shown to help athletes lose weight, tone their muscle, gain newfound strengths, and sharpen their reflexes.
You’ll love BJJ because we love BJJ. At Gig Harbor Mixed Martial Arts, we are passionate about sharing the gift of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with our community. We aim to create an environment where every single student has the ability to accomplish their goals – whatever they may be. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent your entire life training in MMA and are exploring your newest martial arts discipline or you’re just trying to break away from the monotony of the gym, we will exceed your expectations.
If you’ve ever watched a traditional Jiu Jitsu match, you were probably witnessing Gi Jiu Jitsu! Gi Jiu Jitsu is most identifiable by the clothing worn – a kimono, pants, and a belt. But this clothing is about more than looks. It actually changes the way the martial art is practiced! In Gi Jiu Jitsu you can grab your opponent’s clothes during grappling, which contributes to a slower pace that leaves you with more time to think through your next move.
Life is stressful. Between work, school, and social media, it can feel hard to escape the pressures of the modern world. At Gig Harbor MMA, we aim to be the place you want to go to help you manage that stress and give you a healthy outlet for it.
In BJJ you need to have a training partner to practice with, so you spend a lot of time with the other students in your class. By creating a bond of trust and reciprocation, you and your grappling partner can then practice various techniques on each other and see what works or doesn’t work. This martial art cannot be learned based solely on the use of paddles or punching bags. Members at Gig Harbor MMA have become close friends and help each other refine their skills and reach their goals.