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Jiu Jitsu: So much more than choking someone out

Posted by Jennie Clark

Dec 10, 2011 3:05:00 PM

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is what Minnesota Top Team was founded on.  One of the fastest growing Martial Arts in the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just guys choking each other out. It is also an exceptional way to learn self defense, while also teaching values such as: confidence, self discipline, and respect.  What a great way to promote health and discipline, while also learning potentially life-saving techniques.  BJJ builds your strength, confidence, and flexibility but more importantly this Martial Art will teach you morals that will last a lifetime.

BJJ at MN Top Team

BJJ is getting more and more popular after becoming nationally famous in the Ultimate Fighting Championships in the mid 1990s.  One of the greatest things about it is that it's not the biggest, strongest guy who excels.  BJJ is for ALL sizes, the smaller more wiry guys are often the best because it's about speed and technique not muscle.  It's an excellent way for anyone (adults and kids, guys and gals) to learn self defense by obtaining skills that will subdue and submit the much larger and stronger opponent if a life threatening situation is at hand.  It's also great for kids who feel they are bullied as it gives them the confidence to be able to handle their own. 

The focus of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is essentially overcoming a much larger opponent by specializing in: wrestling, ground fighting, and also submission techniques. Although a great form of physical fitness, this Martial Art excels in: joint locks, choke holds, and also ground techniques for submitting an opponent should it be necessary.

BJJ warm up

Self defense techniques are broken down into easy to learn steps such as: striking, grappling, and ground control to submit the opponent. The guard position, side control, and the ground phase are also taught which helps to promote confidence when submission is required for self defense.

MN Top Team BJJ Instructors  take a lot of pride in creating a welcoming environment with exceptional teaching where everyone is expected to work hard without trying to prove anything.  See what our members have to say and watch a quick video about the BJJ Program at MTTMN Top Team BJJ Members

Topics: brazilian jiu jitsu, jiu jitsu, bjj, bjj minnesota

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