Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art in which you use both striking and grappling techniques to take your opponent down to the ground. Once on the ground, you can use several submission holds that force them into submission hence the name Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Although Jiu-Jitsu and Judo trace their origins back to the same teacher, Jiu-jitsu is more common in Southern Japan and many schools are influenced by the Samurai tradition. A practitioner of this martial art must focus on endurance, strength, balance, stamina, and flexibility which he uses with technique and skill when competing against an opponent.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed by the Gracie brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr, George, and Hélio Gracie in the 1920s. The entire Gracie family learned Judo from a traveling Japanese judoka named Maeda. Maeda needed a place to stay while in Brazil and the carmakers were happy to oblige. Soon after, Maeda decided to stay and teach all of the members of the family.
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