Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is a grappling art that shot to fame when Royce Gracie won the first UFC competition in 1993 by beating larger and stronger opponents, Royce took them to the ground and used BJJ to submit them via arm locks and chokes. BJJ practitioners wear a Gi similar to a Judo suit and specialise in takedowns and submissions on the floor. BJJ allows chokes, strangles, armlocks and leglocks and relies heavily on the use of strategy to beat opponents earning it the nickname of physical chess.

BJJ is a fantastic way to get fit as it’s a whole-body workout which develops functional strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness, it’s also an extremely efficient self defence system. We run weekly adults, children’s and ladies only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Dorchester Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is affiliated to The Fightworx BJJ Association and regularly hosts head instructor Darren Yeoman for seminars and gradings.!

The First Step...

Beginners Course

Our beginners course is an exciting introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and can be taken in our popular group course or via 121 training. Our primary goal during these sessions is to give you the fitness base, skills and knowledge to safely join our group classes.

During these beginner sessions, you will learn how to safely and efficiently perform the basic takedowns and submissions found in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You’ll also learn how to control an opponent using holds and gradually build up to live rolling while under the supervision of one of our expert coaches.

For course dates and 121 availabilities please get in touch via the contact form.

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for me?

  • Do you want to learn the world’s most efficient Gi grappling Martial Art?
  • Do you want to improve your fitness and lose weight?
  • Do you want to want to feel confident in your ability to defend yourself?
  • Do you want to have the opportunity to compete?
  • Do you want a Martial Art with a structured grading system?

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