Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) (also known as Gracie Jiu Jitsu) is a martial art that uses a self defense system focusing on leverage techniques and ground fighting.
In the 1920’s Master Mitsuyo Maeda, a renowned Japanese judōka (Judo expert), came to Brazil who then later agreed to train Carlos Gracie the fundamentals of his art. From this Carlos and his brother Helio Gracie developed the art into the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we know today.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by utilizing natural body movements, timing, leverage and proper techniques, taking the fight to the ground and then further applying submission techniques (most commonly choke holds or joint-locks) to finish the fight.
The Gracie Family have demonstrated their styles effectiveness against all styles martial artists and figthers of all types, from the original Gracie Challenge all of the way to the UFC.
(BNCA Birmingham Instructor Profile)
I started Ju jitsu in 1999 when I joined the University of Wolverhampton, this was with the Jiu Jitsu foundation. I undertook BCCA Martial Arts. I have also undertaken MMA Jiu Jitsu, boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2005. I opened my first club in Wolverhampton in 2006,. I trained in Dudley until 2010 when I became a co-instructor and joined BNCA, during this time I became an official examiner. I have now started a new club in Birmingham, the Birmingham BNCA Jiu jitsu. I currently hold a 2nd dan in Jiu Jitsu.
On the 26th April 2015 I graded to 3rd degree Black Belt.
Received the above Certificate from Rickson Gracie 27th March 2018.
December 2017, BNCA Birmingham Jiu Jitsu is now Limited By Guarantee, Register in England and Wales (Reg No. 1126995) we’re not a profit making organisation.