Whether your goal is self-defense, getting in shape, tournament competition, or achieving your black belt and beyond, our BJJ program delivers! You will meet professional, talented and encouraging instructors and students who will guide you through this course. The focus of this class is on the basic positions, movements, drills and theories of grappling. There is no better place to learn BJJ in Eugene, than Performance Martial Arts Academy!
Fundamental BJJ is designed for new practitioners, but is also very effective for students who want to continuously improve their fundamental BJJ skills. It is recommended that BJJ practitioners of all skill levels, even advanced students, take this course to revisit and refine the most important aspect of their skills, their fundamentals. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
The term jiu-jitsu translates to gentle art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a modern martial art dating back to the early 20th century. Japanese Judo practitioner, Mitsuyo Maeda, moved to Brazil in 1914 and subsequently began teaching. Carlos Gracie was one of Maeda’s first students, and passed on his lessons to him and Gracie’s family. Carlos’ brother Helio Gracie, being of a slight build, took the techniques that he could perform and focused on their application with more emphasis on leverage and technique, than strength, thus becoming the founder of what we know as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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