Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not only a great sport and excellent workout, it’s most importantly a premiere martial art. That means it’s an effective form of self defense, and it can work well when there are no rules in a dangerous physical encounter.
Keep in mind, the primary goal of self defense is not to win a fight, the goal is to defend yourself. Typically, the best way to avoid getting injured is to avoid the dangerous confrontation in the first place. But sometimes avoidance is not an option, and in those cases Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best martial arts to protect yourself.
The value of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a form of self defense lies in a practitioner’s ability to control larger and stronger opponents. BJJ accomplishes this by taking the opponent to the ground. While on the ground, there are many techniques in various positions that allow a BJJ specialist to prevent and neutralize strikes. A skilled expert can easily control a larger and stronger opponent when on top, and there are numerous techniques that will get you from the bottom to the top, giving you a chance to get away or go on the offensive. Plus, there are many submissions that will allow you to win a fight from the top or bottom position.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not a silver bullet though. It takes countless hours of training and mental preparation to use BJJ effectively in a self defense situation.
Our goal at the Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to provide a safe, friendly environment where you can learn this effective martial art from top instructors.
Give us a call to try a free class today. You will enjoy a strenuous workout with students and instructors that genuinely want to help you improve your skills.
With time and practice, you’ll improve your mental and physical strength, and learn valuable techniques that will give you more confidence in any dangerous confrontation you may encounter.