Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes getting an opponent to the ground in order to utilize ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokehold. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. A more precise way of describing this would be to say that on the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced by an experienced grappler who knows how to maximize force using mechanical strength instead of pure physical strength.
BJJ permits a wide variety of techniques to take the fight to the ground after taking a grip. While other combat sports, such as Judo and Wrestling almost always use a takedown to bring an opponent to the ground, in BJJ one option is to “pull guard.” This entails obtaining some grip on the opponent and then bringing the fight or match onto the mat by sitting straight down or by jumping and wrapping the legs around the opponent.
We are proud to be the 1st South Texas Tom DeBlass Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association school. Professor Tom DeBlass or T-Bone is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Competitor, Ex-cage fighter with a stellar reputation for developing world champions.
Place Dominion MMA
Head CoachProfessor: TOM DEBLASS