The Foundation and Essence of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Self-defence is the foundation and essence of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and it is a key component of all our classes and programmes. If self-defence is of greater importance, rather than the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu and advancement within a traditional belt system, then Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the best martial art to learn. The fundamentals of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu focus strongly on teaching effective techniques that are applicable in real-life situations. Learning these important skills will help boost self-confidence and feelings of control in threatening situations. There is of course improvements in strength, flexibility, mobility and conditioning so overall fitness and well-being are improved.