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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Classes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) was made famous by Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Specialising in grappling and ground-fighting, BJJ provides an excellent foundation for self-defence, especially escapes from grabs, holds, chokes, and ground attacks.

BJJ as taught at A.I.M. Academy is suitable for beginners, very versatile, and is highly recommended for those interested in BJJ as a martial art, a combat sport, for those training in MMA, as well as anyone interested in control & restraint, and self-defence applications.

Safety is top priority at A.I.M. Academy, and beginners are encouraged to develop a strong technical foundation before 'rolling' (sparring), in order to prevent injuries.

NOTE: BJJ gi (uniform) is required to train in the BJJ class. Beginners (white belts) will wear a white gi.

Above: Grandmaster Helio Gracie, founded Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with his brother Carlos Gracie. Helio is regarded by many as the father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).