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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – (BJJ) is a dynamic martial arts that not only increases mental awareness and physical stamina, but also the confidence of self defense. Jiu-jitsu (also known as “the gentle art”) employs effective techniques that enable even a smaller, weaker individual to defeat a stronger opponent. Accomplish physical fitness, discipline, and teamwork in a motivated community of MMA practitioners. A few benefits of enrolling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ are:
- Proven to be the most effective martial art for self defense
- 60 minute workout for all fitness and skill levels
- Increases self confidence in fun welcoming environment
- Professional world class coaches
- A community to having people succeed
Invest your time into something that will be rewarding and stick with you forever. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers the best mix of fitness, self-defense, and fun. It isn’t just something used in professional fights. It can come handy if you are ever in danger of being attacked. The hour-long intense classes are a great way to keep your mind and body fit and focused. It’s no wonder that in the last few decades, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has created a positive impact on people all over the world.
Workout doesn’t have to be boring. It can be exciting and rejuvenating. With BJJ, you will also get to learn with other people, making it even more interesting.
Join Elite MMA’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in the Houston area to rediscover yourself!
3 THINGS YOU WILL LEARN AT ELITE MMA'S BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES
LIFE-ALTERING SELF-DEFENSE SKILLS
JIU JITSU IS ALL ABOUT SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has risen in popularity in the US since the 1990s. From being a core martial art form in the UFC, it has today become a popular choice for people who want to learn the art of self-defense. The biggest advantage of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is its inclusiveness. Whether you’re small or big is not going to decide your fate. Instead, your ability to effectively predict your opponent’s moves will ensure your success.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu works on two core principles –Leverage along with and grappling techniques. This ground sport involves techniques designed to force your opponent to submit, “Tap Out” or give up! Much of the fight will involve various grappling techniques by understanding your opponent’s weak points. Also known as, “The Gentle Art” The idea is to take your opponent down and submit him in a gentle way without too much effort on your part or damage to your opponent
Unlike other sports, BJJ does not require kicks or punches, but it does teach you to defend yourself against them. Size and strength are a factor in a fight, however the leverage and techniques taught in Jiu Jitsu are more powerful than big muscles or a big belly! Anyone who applies Jiu Jitsu techniques in a scuffle will have an enormous advantage over the non Jiu Jitsu practitioner even if they are proficient in other styles of combative arts.
3 WAYS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE:
GAIN A SENSE OF POWER AND HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM
STAY ALERT ABOUT YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND BE PREPARED
PUT YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH FIRST
SAY GOODBYE TO STRESS
When you’re coming back after a long and tiring day at work, the best way to relieve stress is it indulge yourself in a fun and active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu session. While we provide the right BJJ skills, our members can assure you that the unexpected benefit is that they leave the sessions energized and with more confidence.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Elite MMA
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – (BJJ) is one component of mixed martial art sport that focuses on grappling, leverage, and balance. BJJ promotes the concept of defending yourself against bigger, heavier opponents using movements without force. It allows anyone to be able to train under this form of MMA and be successful at it.
The BJJ training program in Houston, Texas uses a variety of technical moves such as escapes, sweeps, joint manipulations, throws, and guard passes to take the fight to the ground. Students learn how to exert their mental and physical capacities to win challenges against brute force.
"BJJ" gives confidence
"BJJ" does not depend on size or strength
With correct leverage, amplify your force to take down even the strongest of the opponent. Instead of subduing your opponent head on, Elite MMA teaches you to attack an opponent’s body one limb or joint at a time.
"BJJ" builds discipline
Our students in Houston undergo a journey of transformation where they learn the value of discipline and teamwork. Beginners are treated with a warm and healthy competitiveness environment. Seasoned practitioners are there not only to sharpen their skills with their peers on a technical level. They are also there to help raise and elevate the less experienced students. The room will contribute to one another regardless of skill level.
"BJJ" strong community support
BJJ classes are fun and challenging for both amateurs and accomplished fighters. We offer interactive, exciting and world-class BJJ training at all levels. With a strong sense of community and positive support system, you help yourself grow beyond any limits. Houston Strong.
"BJJ" is a way of life
With BJJ build strength and perseverance that enables you to continue to fight. It is not solely a martial art, but a method for promoting physical fitness and building character; and, ultimately, a way of life.
FAQ'S ABOUT Adult Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a type of mixed martial arts (MMA). You can learn it as a sport or as a fitness regime or for self-defense. Traditionally, across the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been popular for its effective self-defense techniques. It emphasizes grappling techniques and leveraging tactics. You do not need to be heavy or big to be victorious. Even small-sized people can use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques to win over bigger or stronger opponents. This makes BJJ an inclusive sport that even women and kids can learn.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has established itself mainly based on two things – grappling and ground fighting. The goal is to quickly get your opponent to the ground and into a position that will force him to submit or give up.
As a sport, it also has several physical and mental benefits. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s workouts are power-packed and intense. Jiu Jitsu lessons are demanding but will help you see positive results in your flexibility, endurance, strength, problem-solving ability and increased awareness.
Based on its core premise, anyone can learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Since smaller opponents have a chance of fending off larger attackers, it can be considered as a ‘must know’ form of martial art, especially for children and women. However, anyone, regardless of age or sex, can gain incredible benefits from BJJ.
Not at all! You will see instant improvements in your strength, flexibility, and conditioning as soon as you begin Jiu Jitsu training. However, you need to ensure that you are medically fit to undertake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workouts since there will be en extreme impact on your physical fitness. Get yourself examined by a doctor to give you the approval for BJJ training.
You could be three-years-old or even 80 and be a master of BJJ. All you need is the will-power and determination to learn BJJ techniques.
The preferred attire for training and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a gi. The gi or kimono as it is sometimes called includes a cotton jacket, reinforced cotton pants and a belt. It is similar to the other kind of outfits used in other traditional martial arts such as Karate only a Jiu Jitsu gi is a little more durable than a traditional martial arts gi.
Wearing a gi is a crucial part of learning Jiu Jitsu. The gi sort of acts like training wheels when you are first learning how to ride a bike. It gives you things to hold on to as you position your body and your training partners body into various positions for sweeps, submissions and escapes.
Rash guard, T shirts, Board shorts and spandex are also good things to wear under your gi. They prevent gi burn and allow for a fast transition if you decide to train in a “No Gi” class. You just shed your Gi and you will be ready to go!
You don’t have to do anything. Just come in, learn and have loads of fun! We can lend you a gi for the first class. If you have your own gi (kimono) please bring it.
It’s not necessary to compete if you train in BJJ, . A lot of people join our classes for reasons other than entering competitions. Of course, if you are determined to compete or if you change your mind later, you are most welcome. No one will compel you to compete if you don’t want to.
For adults, the belt order is White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black, Red/Black, Red/White, & Red. There are also ‘stripes’ at the levels of White, Blue, Purple, and Brown. Your rank is determined by assessments by Elite MMA instructor and fellow other students. Remember the journey is more important than the rank.
Please note that promotion to a higher belt is not just dependent on participation but on various other selection criteria. Students who show the right combination of attitude, knowledge, and skill are promoted to higher levels.
For Children under 16 years of age, then ranking system consists of White Belts, Yellow Belts, Orange Belts and Green Belts.
In a relatively short time, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has proved its efficiency in one-on-one combat fights such as challenge matches, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and it is even taught as part of military/law enforcement tactics.
When BJJ was developing in the US, one way to increase its popularity was to issue or accept challenges. BJJ wanted to prove its efficiency against other martial artists, fighters or even those who considered themselves as tough. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu contenders won a majority of these challenges. The ones where they lost, they worked on adjusting and improving their weaknesses.
BJJ is an evolving sport and is flexible in incorporating new techniques. The UFC was an outcome of the challenge matches and the Jiu Jitsu videos that came out after that to demonstrate its effectiveness. Today, every mixed martial arts class has Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in its core training program.
The effectiveness of Jiu Jitsu comes from its grappling techniques. While other martial art forms focus on converting philosophies into techniques, BJJ develops its methods based on reality. This martial art is geared explicitly towards everyday situations. The strategies you learn in class can be replicated in the outside world.
The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it covers what happens if you end up on the ground. The majority of fights or physical interactions end up with someone falling down because they trip, are tackled or are knocked to the ground. Jiu Jitsu is the only martial arts that deals with how to not only survive on the ground but render your opponent into submission.
That’s the advantage Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has. It keeps adapting. The more you practice, the more changes you can make to your strategies. You learn what will work and what won’t work in different situations. This optimization is why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has high effectiveness. It can be used in any random encounter with a robber, a friendly fight with a friend, or on stage in exactly the same way. In short, BJJ trains you for real life situations.
Earning a black belt in Jiu Jitsu is much more challenging than in other martial arts. People with black belts in BJJ have proved themselves as having mastery with intense training and competition. When you enter the white belt zone, you’d typically take a year to 18 months to get to blue belt.
After that, depending on each individual, every belt rise would take about two to five years. That would mean you would need somewhere about eight to 15 years to gain that coveted black belt. But if you are successful in reaching this height, you can be sure that you have definitely earned it and proved yourself as a successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter.
If you look at BJJ it is traditionally trained with a partner 1-on-1. That means your opponent will be in front of you ; unless you they get behind you. Which is something you don’t want to happen. Unlike other sports such as football, soccer, or other team sports someone can slide or tackle you from your blind slide which can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, torn ligaments, and other major physical injuries.
BJJ requires a high level of communication physically or verbally. At Elite MMA, we emphasize a high level of both to make sure the students and instructors are as safe as humanly possible.
If you compare BJJ to a normal workout session, it definitely has numerous benefits that you won’t get in your typical local gym. It involves your whole body and mind while also making it fun. Since your focus is on training and learning, you work out more without even realizing it.
A lot of the people who join Jiu Jitsu classes want to reduce their weight or increase their fitness. The training also gives you added benefits such as better coordination and reflex actions.