What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?                                                                                                      

Jiu-Jitsu, which literally means “the gentle art,” is one of the most effective forms of self-defense. Using techniques of holds, locks, chokes, throws, and evasions, it employs mechanics through leverage and knowledge of human anatomy to overcome an attacker without relying on physical strength and power. Jiu-Jitsu teaches self-confidence, improves self-esteem, relieves stress, and increases the ability to focus.