What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu later modified and further developed by the famous Gracie Family of Brazil.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the other person.
What makes BJJ different from other martial arts?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from other martial arts in that it provides solutions for all possible stages of combat. Other disciplines like Tae Kwon Do or Karate focus on striking and rely on a person's strength and speed to deliver damage, but speed and strength doesn't matter when you're on your back. While other martial arts rely heavily on strength and speed, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on superior technique and leverage.
Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu safe?
At the Rollstar Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness safety is our number one priority. You will find that training at our academy is safe, sound, and enjoyable. Careless practice, unsupervised training, and disrespect is not part of the principles of the art and are not tolerated at the academy.
Who can learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Everyone can learn and us Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Its techniques were created so that it can be a universal martial art regardless of age and size. The core principle of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to provide a method of self defense for smaller, weaker individuals in order to protect themselves from larger and stronger opponents.
What do I wear my FREE intro class(es)?
Shorts or Jogging pants with a t-shirt will be good. Something you would wear to the gym to workout in.
Are other styles taught at Rollstar?
Our primary focus is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, however, our instructors come from traditional martial arts discipline and believe that, in order to be a well-rounded martial arts,one should also learn the basics in other styles. We also include techniques from Korean Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Yoga as well as Strength-and-Conditioning training.