Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that enables you to leverage your body – by using joint-locks, choke-holds and maneuvering – to gain a dominant position over your opponent. BJJ Gi allows you to use your opponents’ Gi – a traditional martial arts garb – against them, as you can grab your opponent by their Gi or even use their Gi to choke them.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defence system that is based on leveraging proper grappling techniques to successfully defend against a larger adversary, regardless of your physical attributes. BJJ is a critical base of any mixed martial arts program because it focuses on taking your opponents to the ground, so that you can effectively utilize a variety of ground fighting techniques and submissions to overwhelm and defeat your opponent. There are thousands variations of sweeps, locks, chokes and pins that make knowing everything about BJJ virtually impossible – as a constantly evolving martial arts, we are always learning, modernizing and refining our styles to represent the latest shifts in technique and startegies within BJJ, which we share with you!

The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, combined the most effective elements of judo and traditional jujitsu and modified the art by emphasizing timing, efficiency and technique – these modifications gave birth to what is now known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Known as the “gentle art,” BJJ allows you to gain superior positioning while grappling – allowing for various chokes, locks, holds and joint manipulations. The proficiency of this modified art has made it a standardized staple of any mixed martial artist because it enables you to defeat your opponent with a variety of holds and submissions. The Gracie’s were so confident in BJJ that they had would have open challenge matches against other martial artists who had mastered their disciplines in real combat. The hundreds of challenges fights showed that the outcome was the same – BJJ was clearly superior and more effective than other age-old martial arts.

At Empire MMA, our constantly-evolving BJJ classes will not only help you finetune your techniques and master BJJ strategies, such as: takedowns, position controls and escapes, combo attacks and escapes, counters, that will help defeat you opponents of all sizes. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes do not only teach beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, we also help you:

  • Improve self-confidence, self-esteem and fitness
  • Improve flexibility, coordination and reflexes
  • Increase energy levels, reduce body fat and improve overall health
  • Develop social skills, reduce anxieties and learn humility and respect