At the crux and core of our grappling system is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (aka Gracie Jiu-jitsu). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling art that was popularized in America by the legendary Gracie family. BJJ concentrates on dominating your opponent by using angles, leverage, and superior body positioning to control an opponent’s body movement. A person that has gained a superior position is much more able to safely apply a finishing hold or to start striking, allowing a smaller person to defeat a much larger attacker. Although not often their first choice for training, BJJ is also excellent for women who, during assaults, are frequently taken to the ground.