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What is Brazilian Jjiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on ground fighting and grappling. It emphasizes using leverage and technique to control and submit opponents, especially in ground-based scenarios.
Is BJJ suitable for self-defense?
Yes, BJJ is considered effective for self-defense, particularly in scenarios where the confrontation goes to the ground. It teaches practitioners how to control and neutralize opponents using grappling techniques.
How long does it take to earn a belt in BJJ?
The time to earn a BJJ belt varies based on factors such as training frequency, dedication, and individual progress. Belt promotions are typically awarded based on demonstrated skill and knowledge.
What is "rolling" in BJJ?
"Rolling" is a term used in BJJ to describe sparring or live training. It involves practitioners applying techniques and strategies in a controlled, non-competitive environment.
What is a BJJ "gi"?
A BJJ gi is the traditional uniform worn during training and competitions. It typically consists of a jacket, pants, and a belt. The gi is used for gripping and controlling an opponent.
Can children practise BJJ?
Absolutely. BJJ provides a structured and disciplined environment for kids to learn self-defense and develop physical fitness. Find more about our kids classes.
Are there weight classes in BJJ?
Yes, BJJ competitions often have weight classes to ensure fair competition. This allows practitioners to compete against opponents of similar size.
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