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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, a sport, and a form of fitness focusing on the art of grappling. BJJ was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals. Those arts were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.Carlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu Jitsu, also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, or Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has exploded around the world and is recognized as its own art thanks to the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Helio Gracie. Carlos, and Helio Gracie have passed their knowledge on to their extended family, and from there it’s gone on to be taught around the world!


BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, or weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Successful BJJ is reliant on proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat opponents. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments gi / no-gi, and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring in Jiu-Jitsu is usually referred to as “rolling”. Live drilling plays a major part in training, Jiu-Jitsu has a ranking system in the form of different color belts. Kids below a certain age have a separate belt system than adults.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, or weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is not only a martial art, it is a sport, a form of physical fitness, a way of building character in young people, and ultimately, a way of life.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

PFMMA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program was created with families and working adults in-mind. Our goal is to help as many people experience the numerous physical and mental benefits of Jiu-Jitsu when taught properly by experienced and motivated instructors. PFMMA’s head BJJ coach, Igor Estrella, is a many-time international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion who earned his black belt from Gracie Humaita in Rio De Janeiro, from Instructor Rolker Gracie, Royler Gracie, and Andre “Negao” Lemos in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Practice discipline, use your body as a unit, and improve your mental toughness while experiencing gains in flexibility, fitness, strength and conditioning. These classes will not only greatly improve your body but also your ability to learn and focus on goals to their completion. We invite you to take advantage of these and many other benefits found within the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We offer Gi and No-Gi classes for all skill levels whether your goals are fitness-centered or you’re prepping for competition, PFMMA can help you raise your game.

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