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Brazilian jiu-jitsu, also called The Gentle Art, is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Originated in Japan and later developed by Gracie Family from Brazil, BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competition or as self-defense. Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.Contact Us
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at The Red Mat is open for everyone (beginners and intermediate, kids, ladies). We offer free use of Gi and free daily laundry for your Gi, should you bring one. No belt certification is offered.
The Red Mat is affiliated with Checkmat, an international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association and team founded in 2008 by Leo Vieira and headquartered in Long Beach, California, USA.
Miguel is a Mexican Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player with Checkmat team. He is currently a brown belt holder and has more than 9 years of experience practicing and competing.