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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Oshawa, Durham

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Overview

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has quickly become one of the most important martial arts of the last century. This martial art has transformed into an effective form of self-defense, a popular form of competition, and for many, BJJ is a lifestyle.

At Mamute Martial Arts Academy, we encourage a variety of class participants across a wide spectrum of skill levels. With classes in both traditional Gi training and no-Gi grappling, we strive to provide a supportive environment with great emphasis on progression and proper technique.

About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling- based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.

To control and overcome greater size, strength, and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of the sport. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip, and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

This knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding. Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a large group of like-minded fellow students as you learn and have fun together.

In the 1990s, the Gracie family brought their Brazilian jiu-jitsu style, first developed in Brazil from the 1920s, to the United States — which culminated in the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion company in 1993. The company held an event with almost no rules, mostly due to the influence of Art Davie and Rorion Gracie attempting to replicate Vale Tudo fights that existed in Brazil and would later implement a different set of rules (example: eliminating kicking a grounded opponent), which differed from other leagues which were more in favour of realistic, street like fights.

Originally promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat, competitors from different fighting styles were pitted against one another in contests with relatively few rules. Later, individual fighters incorporated multiple martial arts into their style. MMA promoters were pressured to adopt additional rules to increase competitors’ safety, to comply with sport regulations and to broaden mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling.

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• Supportive environment
• Emphasis on proper techniques
• Programs for kids, youth and adults

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Working hours

Monday – Friday:
07:00 – 21:00

Saturday:
07:00 – 16:00

Sunday Closed

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