- Class Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- Instructors: Chris Cariaso and assistants
Typical Class: Warm up, technique instruction, free roll, conditioning
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling martial art. Jiu Jitsu utilizes technique and leverage to impose strangle holds and joint locks while on the ground. This allows a person to defend him or herself effectively against a stronger and larger opponent. While many hand-to-hand martial arts rely on strikes using speed and power, Brazilian jiu-jitsu takes a different approach. Speed and power are not a requirement and are often times not necessary. Rather than relying on strikes, BJJ emphasizes closing the distance between you and your opponent and taking him or her to the ground where technique and leverage can be used to apply submissions or to strike more efficiently.