SO WHAT IS THIS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, commonly termed as 'Jits' or 'BJJ', is a Martial Art that focuses mainly on clinching the opponent to prevent them from striking and then taking an opponent down to the ground, and then controlling the engagement on the ground looking through pins, hold, chokes, joint locks.
Grappling as a sport has become very popular in recent years but at Forge Martial Arts, we remind its clients that BJJ was first and foremost developed for self preservation, not for sport, not to score points on a guard pass or win a match on an advantage, but to enable the trained practitioner to protect themselves and their loved ones, to go home, alive and with minimal injury. You will still learn how to clinch, wrestle, takedown, throw, escape, joint locks and chokes on resisting opponents... but you will also learn how to deal with strikes and know that your BJJ game is street ready.
Our Jits classes are still performance based, we roll and we still train to improve our martial ability. However our classes have a culture and environment were playfulness, co-operation and respect is key. We want you to have a great time and develop comradery while learning something about yourself and finding improvements both physically and mentally. It is a very fluid landscape that is in a state of flux. You test your mettle by remaining calm under pressure, reacting appropriately and persevering under unfavourable circumstances. These are key elements to perform not only BJJ, but in life as well.
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