Why Learn Jiu Jitsu Techniques

27 December 2012

The term Jiu Jitsu can either refer to the Japanese Jiu Jitsu (traditional) or the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and though they may be two distinct martial arts sports, they are both related and may incorporate similar Jiu Jitsu techniques. The traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu has been around for hundreds of years, while the Brazilian Jiu [...]

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Understanding the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

27 December 2012

Gaining an understanding of the famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very important not only for mixed martial arts practitioners, but for the devoted UFC fans as well. If you know how this system was formed, it would be easier to understand its techniques and everything about it. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is also known as [...]

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The Modern Jiu Jitsu

27 December 2012

Nowadays, there is a confusion regarding the term Jiu Jitsu. This is because there is the traditional sport practiced in ancient Japan and the term is also used to call the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which was an offshoot of Judo that was developed from Jiu Jitsu as well. To distinguish between the modern and traditional [...]

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The Importance of Wearing the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi

27 December 2012

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi was adapted from the uniform used by Japanese martial arts practitioners, and thus it was also called as ’kimono.’ It is made up of a heavy cotton jacket with reinforced trousers and cloth belt, which signifies the practitioner’s ranking or skills and to keep the jacket closed. If you are [...]

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The Different Techniques of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

27 December 2012

If you are familiar with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it will be easy for you to learn the different techniques of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. Developed by grappler legend Eddie Bravo when he defeated Royler Gracie using triangle choke, this was loosely based on the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but using alternative and non-conventional techniques without [...]

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The Differences Among the Jiu Jitsu Belts

27 December 2012

Just like all other martial arts, skills and rankings in Jiu Jitsu can be easily distinguished with the JIu Jitsu belts that the practitioners wear. The belts are usually worn with gi since you have to wear one when training for Jiu Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu belts are different from the ones used in judo as [...]

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The Difference Between Jiu Jitsu and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Moves

27 December 2012

There is a great difference between the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the traditional Jiu Jitsu moves since BJJ is an improved version formed from years of training and practice of different martial arts techniques. In addition, the traditional Jiu Jitsu moves are intended for warfare, which was modified when the Feudal system was abolished. The [...]

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The Development of Gracie Jiu Jitsu

27 December 2012

Gracie Jiu Jitsu was formed from a ground fighting technique called Kodokan Judo newaza, which was taught by Mitsuyo Maeda to Carlos Gracie in 1917.  The Gracie family is a famous sporting family from Brazil, and they were known as the founders of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The development from Gracie Jiu JItsu to BJJ [...]

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The Benefits of Jiujitsu

27 December 2012

The word Jiujitsu may come in other names and spelling, but do you know that more and more adults around the world are getting into training not for competition purposes, but for physical fitness? This form of martial art was developed in Feudal Japan where it was used to defeat an armed and armored opponent [...]

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Facts about the Jiu Jitsu Gi

27 December 2012

Wearing the Jiu Jitsu gi, which looks like the traditional Japanese kimono is very important when training for this sport. This usually consists of a jacket or top, drawstring pants, and a belt. Most practitioners prefer using the Jiu Jitsu gi as this provides them lots of advantages, especially in making defensive and offensive attacks. [...]

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Different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques

27 December 2012

You can use a number of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques to beat your opponent and all you need are ground fighting skills, which are very important for self-defense. As you take your opponent to the ground, you are now in the perfect position to finish the fight. Developed by Royce Gracie, the Brazilian Jiu JItsu [...]

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Ways to Achieve the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belts

27 December 2012

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belts can be given to practitioners who had achieved an increased level of technical knowledge in this form just like in any other martial arts. This is the same as the Judo ranking system and the colored belts are worn as part of their uniform, but the difference lies in the [...]

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