Gracie Jiu-Jitsu became famous for it’s no-nonsense approach to self-defense. The Originators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, (BJJ), The Gracie Family, prove to everyone that size and strength did not matter and technique prevailed. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground with the intent to use ground fighting techniques, submission holds, joint-locks and choke holds It is a style based more on leverage than strength, so it appeals to people from all walks of life and both genders. Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on submissions without the use of strikes while training allows practitioners to practice at full speed and with full power, resembling the effort used in a real competition. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a slightly modified version of the art, developed in Brazil by Helio Gracie where more emphasis is placed on take downs and ground-grappling.
Training methods include technique drills in which techniques are practiced against a non-resisting partner; isolation sparring, commonly referred to as positional drilling, where only a certain technique or sets of techniques are used, and full sparring in which each opponent tries to submit their opponent using any legal technique. As always with Training Ground Classes, physical conditioning is also an important part of training.
Curriculum and lineage is extremely important to Training Ground. Our BJJ program is based on the curriculum designed by Professor Dan Moroney, Program Director at Bravado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Woodbridge Ontario affiliated with Master Royler Gracie. Instructed by Tony Issac, an accomplished Black belt, you will learn the strategies that have made BJJ an excellent complement to our outstanding Muay Thai program.