Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ Canberra

The art of control that leads to submission

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, commonly called BJJ, s one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world. It is a grappling-based martial art with much of the techniques being centred around ground control and positional techniques as well as chokehold and joint lock submissions.

o control and overcome greater size and strength is a defining aspect of the art. This is done by students developing mastery of body control and submissions using superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

BJJ was initially popularised through the sport MMA and its current premier organisation, the UFC. The practice of BJJ as a sport, however, is strongly separated from MMA. Our Daily classes at Phoenix Gym, Canberra do not feature punching or kicking. The focus is on safe grappling technique that can be done daily with no more risk of injury than any other combat sport.

Classes are taught with students wearing the traditional uniform (gi/kimono). They feature a strength and endurance building warm-up consisting of movements and drills that are specific to the art, followed by demonstration and practice of techniques after which students engage in live wrestling (known as rolling) with other students. BJJ is a physically demanding workout with a strong cerebral aspect. It will give you confidence, knowledge, body-awareness and fitness necessary to succeed in the art and in life.

BJJ training is included in your membership a long with Muay Thai, Boxing and fitness classes.