Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training.
Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of self-defense the world has ever known. Today, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a global organization which stands alone in its ability to empower anyone — regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability — using the time-tested techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu now is a respected martial art with influence and respect all over the world.