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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History

We excel in authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training that adds self-esteem and confidence to your personality. BJJ is a tradition that was first brought to Brazil in the 1920s when Jiu-Jitsu master Mitsuyo Maeda opened a dojo there. Carlos Gracie trained under this dojo and passed on this knowledge to his brothers. Carlos and his brothers eventually codified the “Gracie Challenge,” pitting their skills against fighters of various disciplines. Over time, the Gracies mastered what they learned under Maeda while combining street-fighting techniques that added a new dynamic to the art of jiu-jitsu.

What Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Can Do for You

BJJ is a technical discipline that relies on smarts and maneuver skills to get you out of the most precarious positions when facing an opponent. BJJ is a ground-fighting discipline, but take-down moves are taught as well, and it is a great transition for those with a background in wrestling. This is a style that is formidable against other standing and groundwork disciplines. BJJ is for young and old, male and female, and it is something anyone can learn regardless of body type.

With BJJ, you can:

  • Gain an advantage over stronger and larger opponents
  • Learn leverage and vantage points to use against an attacker
  • Master submission moves
  • End conflicts quickly
  • Learn chokeholds and joint-locks

The core of BJJ is grappling with or without a gi, including free-fighting. There are rules in the discipline, but even the rules can be applied to real-world scenarios.

We’re excited to have you join us at World Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

Our students come from all walks of life, all age groups, and all fitness levels. We love that about you! You set your goals and we will do our very best to help you meet them, all the while making sure that you are having a great time. Our lessons take place in an environment that is both safe and supportive.

Serving Forsyth, Dawson, and Cherokee Counties.