BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU HISTORY
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 Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century, which was itself then, a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools of Japanese jujutsu. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself 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 (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
THE BJJ ADVANTAGE AT MODERN MARTIAL ARTS
Modern Martial Art's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) school is designed so the novice student can jump right into a class without feeling intimidated or out of place. Our experienced staff takes the time to guide each student through the techniques in a straight forward, simple way that makes the curriculum easy to understand and fun.
Our BJJ program will help you:
- Get into the BEST shape of your life
- Learn the most EFFECTIVE self-defense
- Instill the life skills & character
of a TRUE martial artist
Our BJJ program puts you on the road to lifelong learning and self-improvement. BJJ is an art form where the more you put into it, the more you will get out it. Our world champion instructors are there to guide, instruct, & motivate you to be the best that you can be.
"I walked into the martial arts school at 297lbs with a pre diabetic condition, fatty liver symptoms, simple put I was overweight. When I first started working out, I was always out of breath in the first 15 minutes. Heart was pounding in my ears. It was insanely difficult, but it was worth it. I knew each time I came to class, I would be making myself better in some way. The environment at the school fostered brotherhood and confidence. After 10 months I lost 50lbs and now I disappear in my clothes. Do yourself a favor and join us! "
- Arlande J.
We want to show you how you can improve your life by strengthening both body and mind. Let's work together to boost confidence, build courage, and hone self discipline. When you build a healthy life, you set the stage for a life of success. Let Modern Martial Arts NYC help get you started.