What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu evolved from the Japanese martial art Judo into its own distinct discipline. It focuses on employing leverage rather than strikes to control an opponent, thus eliminating the importance of size and strength in a conflict. Skillfully applied joint locks, submissions, and chokes neutralize any opponents – making Jiu Jitsu the world’s most effective and efficient form of self-defense.

Jiu Jitsu also differs from many martial arts in that it is practiced as a sport featuring two basic classes of competition: Gi and NoGi (Submission Grappling).


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is most often practiced with the Kimono (gi). The gi allows for a wider range of techniques due to the manipulation of the sleeves, pants, and jacket. The gi also promotes a slower, more methodical game which forces the user to think more strategically about their attacks and defenses.

At One Jiu Jitsu, our gi classes are divided between Fundamentals and Advanced levels. This allows our instructors to focus on each student’s techniques thus maintaining the quality of their learning experience.

How Jiu Jitsu Will Improve Your Life

Jiu Jitsu delivers a wide array of benefits that other sports and fitness activities simply cannot match. Furthermore, these benefits extend well beyond your time on the mat, significantly improving the quality of your everyday life ...

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Self Defense Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Confidently defend yourself against a larger, stronger, more athletic attacker.
  • Children learn how to defend themselves against bullies.
  • Adults and children gain self-confidence as well as structure in their daily lives.

Physical Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Build muscle and athleticism while practicing Jiu Jitsu exercises and techniques.
  • Lose weight by burning over 1,000 calories during each 90-minute class.
  • Improve your health by shedding fat and reducing stress.
  • Gain Endurance, Flexibility, and Agility.

Mental Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Improve muscle memory with challenging techniques and sequences.
  • Build mental endurance through active rolling sessions with live partners.
  • Reduce stress, build confidence, and gain mental focus through training and team building exercises.