Brooklyn Brazilian Jui Jitsu
Through the amazing techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a student can learn to expend much less physical, emotional and mental energy than usual. In a combat context, this leaves a great deal more energy to defend oneself; in a larger context, it frees a student's energy from fear and anxiety, and allows them to live a more effective and happy life. If carried out to a natural, logical conclusion, Jiu-Jitsu can be applied to diet, clothing, business, finances - nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In the course of studying BJJ, all parties must benefit equally from the techniques and activities in the dojo. At Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this concept manifests itself as cooperation and a sense of community among our members. Our great training partners help to make us great - without a cohesive, cooperative environment, it is impossible to learn an art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is our goal to foster a sense of trust, community and genuine love for Jiu-Jitsu in order to create a safe, efficient and effective learning environment for all our students. Most commonly, "jiu-jitsu" is translated as "the gentle art". Although India is frequently referred to as the birthplace of ancient jiu-jitsu, it is difficult to pin down its exact origins. In fact, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in the Japanese jiu-jitsu of the early 20th century, and in Jigoro Kano's massive renovation of the art during the latter part of the 19th century. Kano's innovations in training techniques - including the addition of safe and controlled sparring in a grappling context, called "randori" - led to great advances in the martial arts, and would contribute to the development of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil.