Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art . Developed from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu refocused its attacks on ground techniques that use leverage and timing instead of strength and speed allowing a smaller person to successfully defend themselves against a larger opponent. Whether for self defense or physical fitness Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the ideal martial art for people of all sizes.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came to international prominence through mixed martial arts (referred to as MMA), and specifically the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®).With the use of joint-locks and choke holds smaller practioners were able to dominate early competition. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is now a staple of MMA training and is now essential to developing a ground game for the fighting sport of MMA. Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has also grown to worldwide popularity with a wide range of competitors of different ages, genders, sizes and ranks.
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand. This martial art style is known for its rigorous work ethic and use of multiple body parts as striking weapons. Muay Thai uses elbow strikes, knees in a clinched position, and kicks with the shin bone to help make it one of the world's most dynamic and devastating fighting arts.
Muay Thai was evolved from its father arts of Muay Boran and the weapons based Krabi Kabrong. Originally developed by the people of Thailand to defend its borders from their warring neighbors, Muay Thai is quickly becoming the martial art of Thai military. Later, the battlefield proven Muay Thai became the in-ring sport beloved and trained today across the world.Muay Thai training methods are known for developing great speed, power and overall physical conditioning.
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is a full contact fight sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial art disciplines, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as ground techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The most important components of Mixed Martial Arts is the use of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai.
The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to various fight styles across the globe. With none having more influence then the Gracie family of Brazil competing in no rules fights from the early 1920's. In the 1960's and 1970's Bruce Lee was the first to openly preach and train in all practical styles of Martial Arts. Today MMA is taught globaly to almost all Law Enforcement Agencies, and Military branches.