The term “Jiu Jitsu” originates of “Jitsu” in Japanese “Ju” that means “gentle” as well as “Jitsu” which means “art” In essence it is “gentle arts”.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a mostly ground-based martial art employing the fundamentals of leverage pressure, angles, pressure, and timing, in addition to an understanding of the human anatomy, to create a non-violent subdue of the opponent. Contrary to other martial arts which are based on kicks and strikes Jiu Jitsu concentrates specifically on the close-contact “grappling” hold and technique, as well as the use of chokes as well as joint manipulations.
It is believed that the Brazilian style of Jiu Jitsu was born from the introduction of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu classes and judo into South America. South American continent in the early 1900s, as well as it’s transformation into a modern martial art by a small set composed of Brazilian pioneers.
Before it made its way to Brazil’s shores, Brazil However the roots of Jiu-Jitsu are believed to be dated back to hundreds of years. There are a variety of theories regarding the origins of the sport however, most believe that it can be traced back to 4,000 years ago to Buddhist monks from India who had to be able to defend themselves on their journeys, without inflicting injury to their adversaries. It was then introduced into feudal Japan which developed it into a shrewd hand-to-hand fight in times of war, and then morphed into an art and sporting activity. Some argue that it has earlier roots in the past than India that date back to the very first forms of “grappling” that are preserved on the walls of the ancient Greek as well as Egyptian ruins.
In 1915, a world-renowned Japanese Judoka, Mitsuyo Maeda came to Brazil in 1915, and he quickly began giving lectures and demonstrations in Jiu Jitsu and Judo, which at the time were not thought of as distinct disciplines. Three of Maeda’s early students would later become the pioneers of what is now called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brothers Carlos as well as Helio Gracie, as well as Luiz Franca. Each of these pioneers played a role in the evolution of what is now called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, through increasing the effectiveness of the existing techniques, introducing new techniques, and bringing birth to an art of martial arts that is distinct.
Why BJJ is it so popular today?
Beyond a fitness routine Jiu-Jitsu is frequently called “human chess” because it works both the body as well as the mind.
The physical advantages of Jiu Jitsu classes are huge and well documented. Jiu-Jitsu offers the combination of lively and explosive moves that utilize the use of pressure-based isometric pulling, pushing as well as holding it assists to build fitness and endurance and also promotes weight loss and increased muscular tone. Because you’re constantly reacting to other people’s movements it also increases your body awareness, and increases your agility and balance.
Jiu Jitsu can also be an excellent mental workout. In addition, it offers the challenging task of learning a new skill, which is filled with endless possibilities for variations in techniques, movements and submissions. Additionally, it helps you develop your thinking skills, since you’re always planning your next move, either when you’re in a winning position or defensive position. If you practice it in tandem with another person can help you be quick to think and be “on your toes” when responding to the actions of your companion as well as keep your cool and in control when you’re in a defensive position.
The Benefits Of Jiu-Jitsu Go Far Beyond Self Defense
Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu believes Jiu Jitsu to be the best program for self development, self defense, and self confidence. The technique is broken down into smaller steps by our Jiu Jitsu instructors, making it more enjoyable and easier to learn.
Ricardo Almeida’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes will provide benefits beyond grappling and fitness for any martial arts beginner.