Chances are that you’ve seen Jiu Jitsu being used. It may have been from watching MMA or Youtube. Or you may have been exposed through previous training.
Common Terms for Jiu Jitsu
Jiu Jitsu is a grappling art, and there are many forms of it. People will use terms like “sport Jiu Jitsu,” “Japanese Jiu Jitsu,” or “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.” Each of those has it’s own nuances, but in a nutshell they all refer to grappling. Grappling is a form of self defense and fighting tactics that utilize grabs, holds, chokes, and locks.
What is Jiu Jitsu?
Most of Jiu Jitsu is performed on the ground and with a partner, although throws and takedowns also play a major role in training. Students are not only taught techniques, but also how to effectively move on the ground. Body coordination, balance, and body strength training are naturally worked into Jiu Jitsu practice.
There are no strikes in Jiu Jitsu, although we do cover how to defend against them as part of our self defense training.
Who is Jiu Jitsu Intended For?
One of the cool things about Jiu Jitsu is how diverse it is. Kids can start as young as 4 in our Nestling Phoenix Program, kids and teens train in our Rising Phoenix Program. However, this is definitely not a program intended only for kids. Adults get tons of benefits from training, and have many opportunities to advance in the sport.
If this sounds like something you’d like, I encourage you to try out a class or two!