“Jiu Jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker, which anyone can do. It is the force of leverage against brute force”
At Gracie Jiu Jitsu our priority is to help you and your family learn a real-life self-defense martial art, get fit, and increase your confidence. We welcome all levels of BJJ from beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels of grappling. We welcome men, women, teenagers, and children to our self-defense classes.
With so many martial art choices why should you choose Gracie Jiu-Jitsu over the rest of them?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is different from other martial arts like Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Kung-Fu, and Krav Maga for its focus on ground fighting and grappling.
Real Life Application
It has a real life application since 90% of all fight and struggles go to the ground. While some might consider being on the ground as losing, that is the complete opposite of a BJJ student. In BJJ, students are taught how to control and neutralize a threat on the ground.
Some types of martial arts are heavily depending on speed, size, and strength of the individual, whereas BJJ is the complete opposite. Jiu-Jitsu uses patience, traps, opponent fatigue, opponent mistakes, leverage and physics to subdue a larger opponent. And this is important for women and children to learn. This is also important for children who might be victims of bullying from a larger kid. A child trained in BJJ can easily neutralize a larger child with the training they learn even as a white belt. Being choked out is not a very good feeling.
Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger, and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing, and leverage rather than brute strength.
Helio Gracie – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Co-Founder
Hands On Everyday
While many other forms of martial arts train with padded dummies, throw kicks and punches in the air, and work on form only, this is where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu shines. Students will grapple every single day. How can you expect to become a mechanic if you never work on a car? The day to day hands on training will make students comfortable in any real life threat. It will have you and your family prepared to take action if needed.
We offer a 1 week free of training for anyone who is interested in learning the art. Simply book with us to see what we have to offer. Our students come from all over San Diego and East County from cities like El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Alpine, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and areas like Rancho San Diego, San Carlos, Allied Gardens, Grantville, College Area, City Heights, Rolando, Casa de Oro, Mount Helix, and Mission Valley.