Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting- incorporating a system of joint locks, choke holds, sweeps, and positional dominance in order to control an opponent and force him or her to submit.
Although the sport has been popular in Brazil for many years, it gained worldwide attention in the mid 90s through the first Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. During these Mixed Martial Arts contests, practitioner Royce Gracie proved the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by convincingly defeating several formidable opponents with BJJ techniques.

One of the unique features of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the “guard” position, which allows a BJJ player to fight and win from his or her back. By using leverage and proper technique, it is possible for a BJJ player to control and defeat a larger and stronger opponent. Because of this, BJJ is one of the most functional martial arts systems – great for learning self defense, improving confidence, increasing fitness, and generally improving one’s lifestyle.

The Stronghold SD offers a comprehensive BJJ program for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Whether you are interested in preparing for national tournaments or simply looking for a fun and exciting hobby, our program will equip you with the tools you need to meet your goals. We offer a friendly and open atmosphere, so please drop by and check us out!

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