Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using armlocks, leglocks and chokes to force an opponent to submit.

The system was developed from a modified version of pre-World War II Judo including some techniques from Japanese Jujutsu and with a focus on ne-waza (ground technique).

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.

In the early 1990s, the sport was brought into prominence when competitors was very successful using Jiu-Jitsu in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since then, Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has become required knowledge for Mixed Martial Arts competitors.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, (BJJ) can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

We welcome anyone who is interested in grappling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) to come to our Academy and watch a class or take a free lesson.

Combined Martial Arts Academy is the first recognized Brazilian Top Team (BTT) dojo in the United States.