Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It focuses on the principles of leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground, and provides a greater position to resolve conflict by using submission holds.
BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A student can train in BJJ for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu (and submission grappling) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Coming into a martial arts academy can be intimidating for the beginning student. Our goal with the fundamentals class is to allow our students to learn jiu-jitsu by focusing on the controlled drilling of techniques without active sparring. The class also serves as a foundation for all students of BJJ, teaching the principles of the art and committing the core movements to muscle memory.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning—so one can apply the style’s numerous chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent—is the key in BJJ.
BENEFITS OF DIEGO RAMOS JIU JITSU:
Self-Defense - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be one of the most effective martial arts on the planet by endless stream of MMA fighters who have arm barred and choked their way to victory. Boiled down, a martial art is a way to defend yourself. It’s a violent solution for a problem with no other answer. You can’t run away. You can’t call for help. And you’re now on your back with a bigger, stronger attacker on top of you, know BJJ can make the difference between life or death.
Fitness – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing full body workout. The warm up, the drills and the rolling (sparring) will literally leave you crawling off the mats at the end of class. Running and biking is dull and boring. Jiu-Jitsu is engaging, fun and captivating. It’s like CrossFit but with Chokes. With Jiu-Jitsu, you can get in get shape all while learning a potentially lifesaving skill.
Balance and Motor Skills – Diego Ramos Self-defense is a sport known to teach balance and good coordination. Our class focuses on creating good hand and eye coordination when learning the techniques, especially while training with partners. Who trains a long period self -defense gain great posture and motor skills, which assists in the development of becoming flexible and in-tune with their own bodies.
Stress Relief - When you’re in a Jiu-Jitsu class, the drudgery of your 9 to 5 grind immediately goes away. When you have some 200 lb dude trying to choke you, it’s impossible to think about the quarterly reports you have to hand in tomorrow morning. Your Jiu-Jitsu class will become a little mini vacation from your cubicle and your screaming kids. A Jiu-Jitsu class is like your personal tree fort. It’s your sanctuary.
Friendship - When you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you’ll instantly make friends. You need the help of other people to master BJJ. You can’t learn Jiu-Jitsu by yourself in some basement somewhere. You need someone’s arm to perfect your arm bar. You’ll need someone’s neck to practice your chokes. Instantly a strong bond of trust and reciprocation happens. “Hey complete stranger! How about we practice this cool arm breaking technique together. You can practice on me first and as long as you keep me safe all I ask in return is that you give me your arm in return.” Basically with Jiu-Jitsu, you can choke out your best friends- pretty sweet deal.
Teaching - On your first day of Jiu-Jitsu you’ll learn how to tie a belt. On your second day of Jiu-Jitsu you can now show someone else how to tie a belt. You suddenly became a teacher. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to teach. The techniques and drills are overwhelmingly detailed. The only way you can succeed is with the help of your training partners. You will help your training partners and they will help you. When you’re explaining techniques to people you’ll have to be patient, understanding, clear in your explanation, empathic, and demonstrative. The more you teach Jiu-Jitsu, the more you’ll understand Jiu-Jitsu.