Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport and a form of self-defense that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It was derived from the Japanese martial art of Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then, a recently-developed system founded in 1882 and based on multiple different schools of Japanese jujutsu.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself/herself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.