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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a form of martial art and combat sport. It originated in Brazil in the 1910’s after Brazilian people added a lot of features in to the jiu-jitsu, which was introduced in Brazil from Japan. In this article, we are going discuss about Brazilian jiu-jitsu and you will get to know useful information on Brazilian jiu –jitsu here.

Before going ahead with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, let us briefly look at what is jiu jitsu all about. Well, the Jiu-Jitsu is a word which stands for the art of softness. It is also a collective name given to various styles of Japanese martial art which also include the unarmed and armed martial art techniques.

As mentioned in the introductory lines of this article, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a kind of a combat sport which is based in martial arts. It can be used as a self defense measure as it focuses on hand-to -hand struggle and ground fighting with the opponent. The important thing to know about Brazilian jiu-jitus, (also known as BJJ in short) is that it originated from another kind of Japanese martial art form of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century. The other important feature about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it contributes to the growth of principle which states that a smaller and comparatively weaker individual can successfully defend himself against a bigger and a stronger assaulter by making proper use of leverage and proper techniques such as applying joint-locks and chokeholds. It also lays stress on taking the opponent to the ground and then making use of various fighting techniques on the ground and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds.

Here is some information on Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments which are organized every year. One such tournament is the well known and most popular and established Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in the world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship organized every year by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. It is significant to mention here that when mentioning of the world championship in jiu-jitsu, most of the times, it defines the championships organized by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Although there are number of other organizations which also organize and hosts World Class Championships in Brazil. We hope that you will find the given information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu really helpful.

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