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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant.  By using proper technique, leverage and taking the fight to the ground, followed by applying joint-locks and chokeholds, a smaller individual can defeat their larger opponent. Sparring/rolling plays a major role in training and performance is key, especially in competition.

Once the opponent is on the ground a number of techniques and counter-techniques are used to manipulate them into a suitable position for the final application of a submission technique i.e. a choke or joint crank.

Achieving a dominant position on the ground is one of the hallmarks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  This includes effective use of the guard position to defend oneself whilst in the bottom position utilising both submissions and sweeps.  Sweeps from the bottom can lead to obtaining the dominant position or an opportunity to pass the guard, leading to domination from the top.

Why learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training can be used for  sport grappling tournaments (Gi and No-Gi), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), competitions and self defence

When watching two experienced students, this system of manoeuvring and manipulation can be likened to a form of kinetic chess. A submission hold is the equivalent of checkmate, reflecting a disadvantage which would be extremely difficult to overcome in a fight.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is suitable for ages 10 years and older.

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Class Times - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Loddon Valley Leisure CentreLower Earley19:30 - 20:30Adults (12 yrs+)


Loddon Valley Leisure CentreLower Earley18:30 - 19:30Class is split into Senior and Junior groupsAdults (10 yrs+)
Loddon Valley Leisure CentreLower Earley19:30 - 20:30MMA & No-Gi GrapplingAdults (12 yrs+)


Loddon Valley Leisure CentreLower Earley08:00 - 09:00Adults (14 yrs+)
Loddon Valley Leisure CentreLower Earley11:00 - 12:30Adults (10 yrs+)
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Junior Grading

Our next Junior Grading takes place on Saturday, 13.07.19 at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre from 09:000 - 13:00. Please remember that Gradings are by invite only.


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