Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, was founded and developed by the Gracie family. Its roots are derived from several sources, including pre-war Kodokan Judo and western wrestling. An aim of BJJ is to bring an opponent to the ground and then use grappling techniques (including holds, armlocks, chokes, leglocks, and if allowed, strikes) to cause a submission. It is sometimes described as position first, then submission. This strategy lessens the advantages of weight, size, strength, or superior striking ability.
BJJ is an excellent form of self-defense, and is used in MMA and Vale Tudo (anything goes) competitions, such as the UFC and the now defunct Pride FC.http://www.brandeisjudges.com/recreation/clubsports/bjj/index
Contact: Jose Miguel Bautista
Mailing List: https://lists.brandeis.edu/wws/info/bjj
Club Status: This is a chartered club. That means that it can use University resources and can request funding from the Finance Board.
Jose Miguel Bautista