Adult Jiu-Jitsu (ages 13+)
Jiu-Jitsu was developed as a system of self-defense on the battlefields of ancient Japan. In 1914 Jiu-Jitsu Master Esai Maeda immigrated to Brazil and taught the art to Carlos and Helio Gracie.
Carlos and Helio Gracie refined the amazing traditional art to work effectively for the smaller, even weaker individual and the two set out to prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in early MMA fights in Brazil. This samurai spirit made its way to America in the early 90’s through the Gracie Challenge and UFC.
Using submission holds, defensive positioning and leverage, Royce Gracie defeated all his opponents to become the first UFC champion. Since then Jiu-Jitsu has become the most popular martial art on the planet and is practiced by men, women, and children of all age-levels.