A modern evolution of Kodokan Judo, Brazilian (or Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in its current form is based upon the idea that a weaker (gentler) force can overcome a stronger force through the application of proper technique. This is done through the application of takedowns, ground grappling techniques, and submission holds.
At its core, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches students to advance through a series of positional movements and finish a fight through the application of various submission holds.
At Eastside Jiu-Jitsu, our training method applied in Brazilian Jiu-JItsu allows students to train and apply techniques against a resisting partner in a controlled, safe, and effective manner.
Our BJJ students train for a variety of reasons. Whether for self-defense, fitness, fun, or competition, the popularity and effectiveness of the martial art draws in people from all backgrounds and walks of life.