What is BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose purpose is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.
To control and overcome greater size, strength, and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of the art and sport. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip, and position upon your opponent to create dominance and control to win a fight or match. Students of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.
Many students first learn about Jiu Jitsu through the great popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition made famous by the UFC, where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques became very prominent. In fact, the beginnings of the modern MMA competition were largely tied up with proving the combat-efficiency of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...of which you are currently or about to learn.
The practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport, however, is STRONGLY and distinctly separate from MMA. Daily classes do not feature kicking or punching. The focus is instead, on safe grappling techniques that can be done on a daily basis with NO FEAR of injury. While our team has trained successful professional MMA fighters, the great majority of students study only the grappling sport and find that this is extremely enjoyable and life-changing. In fact, you can see some of our member's stories HERE
Why train BJJ with Aces Online?
Aces Jiu Jitsu Club, founded by 1st Degree Black Belt, Mikal Abdullah, opened it's first location in 2013 and quickly became the most dominant team in Central Texas - where the industry is very competitive with the mission to show our perspective on BJJ was the strongest in the region...and after becoming the #1 largest and winningest team within our first year, we have proven it year after year.
Classes at the club are taught all day 7 days a week. They feature a strength and endurance building warm-up, followed by demonstration and practice of techniques after which students engage in live wrestling with other students of their own level. It is a truly demanding workout with a strongly cerebral aspect and a sense of purpose and skill that will truly capture your imagination. Come down to the club. Come take a look at a class or better yet, take one of the introduction classes. We are confident that jiu jitsu will become one of the most cherished and enjoyable aspects of your life. It will give you confidence, knowledge, and body-dexterity and fitness that few people will ever know.
But since talk is cheap we prefer to show you so you can make your own opinion.
See you on the other side!