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Who invented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? | BJJ History

The history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu goes back to the early twentieth century. First in line, Mitsuyo Maeda, the Japanese (judo expert) of unparalleled skill brought our art to Brazil. Maeda left Japan in 1904 and visited a number of countries giving “jiu-do” demonstrations and accepting challenges from wrestlers, boxers, savate fighters and various other martial artists before eventually…

BJJ Student Question: “Should I Compete?”

The majority of a Jiu-Jitsu school’s students choose to not compete. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. There are many reasons why people decide to train Jiu-Jitsu and entering a Jiu-Jitsu tournament is but one. Many students love Jiu-Jitsu for the self-defense aspect, the physical fitness, the challenge of learning a new skill…

BJJ Basics: What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

If you train BJJ, you might have asked yourself this question or had to answer it at some point. Maybe you are wondering this right now. So, here is a quick overview of the most efficient martial art in the world: “Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and a self-defence system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. …