Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

Classes

Classes take place in Sporthal Kattenbroek, Edegem and minimum age for participating is 16 years old.

Tuesday

20:30 – 22:00

Thursday

20:30 – 22:00

Sunday

13:00 – 14:30

Membership

Before you fully dive into BJJ, we offer a free trial period of 3 lessons. After this trial you can choose the membership deal which suits you best.

3 Months

90*

12 Months

300*

10 Classes

70*

* € 50 annual insurance and administration cost has to be paid separately

Contact

For more information please contact antwerpbjj@gmail.com.

Sporthal Kattenbroek nv, Kattenbroek, Edegem

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