Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was itself developed from a number of schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu in the 19th century.

It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense . Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through grades/belts.

Pedro Bessa BJJ

The Pedro Bessa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School is open to people of all levels and it has affiliated schools throughout the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland; we pride ourselves on the quality of teaching, therefore we ensure that students are absorbing the art and developing their BJJ skills.

As a competitor himself, Professor Pedro Bessa encourages the more dedicated students to take part in tournaments in order to test their skills under pressure; and perhaps take BJJ to a high competitor level.

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