A self-defense martial art and sport based on leverage, control, and ground-fighting techniques.

Jiu-Jitsu (also referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ) revolves around the concept that a smaller person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground, and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling and in self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as “rolling” within the community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner’s development. Jiu-Jitsu can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.