Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is great for both men and woman of any age. Jiu-Jitsu (meaning “Gentle Art”) relies on leverage and technique rather than explosiveness and strength allowing any person regardless of athletic ability to learn and practice it successfully. BJJ has a ranking system with 5 belts. White, blue, purple, brown and black. There are stripes given to students as smaller promotions on the way to the next belt. Once a student achieves four stripes, they are eligible for the next belt. BJJ contains stand-up grappling and takedowns, but it is best known for its ground-fighting techniques. We teach students the concept of using proper leverage, angles and techniques to gain superior positioning so that a joint lock or choke can be applied to defeat an opponent.