BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Welcome to World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or BJJ for short). Our family friendly “good vibes” atmosphere mixes high level teaching practices with world class techniques, a healthy lifestyle, and overall wellness. Students learn to use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes as a way to achieve their personal goals. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Orlando offers a structured curriculum and goal oriented ranking system that allows students to safely ease into their training. American Top Team East Orlando is world class and the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Orlando!
Our beginner’s Jiu-Jitsu lessons build the foundation for your understanding of Jiu-Jitsu. Establishing solid fundamentals helps you improve as efficiently as possible. Jiu-Jitsu is fun because it challenges you mentally and physically. Many people become addicted to BJJ because of all the benefits they see throughout their training.
The Intermediate and advanced classes introduce more advanced concepts, strategies, and techniques. BJJ is commonly referred to as “human chess.” Learning to anticipate attacks and counter attacks allows you to fully appreciate the mental challenge of Jiu-Jitsu. These classes provide a deeper understanding of the effective strategies needed to advance. The higher level classes are designed to help students work towards the goal of earning their black belt.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art that teaches you how to control a resisting opponent and force them to submit, or “tapout.” It is a great way to get in shape, lose weight, and build confidence. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so effective because it doesn’t require size or strength. Instead, a smaller, weaker person can use angles, leverage, and proper technique to defeat a larger opponent.
Once control is established over your opponent, many different types of submission holds can be applied such as chokes, armbars, shoulder locks, and leglocks. Submissions are what makes Jiu-Jitsu so different and special compared to other marital arts. The effectiveness of these techniques in real world situations is why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is recognized as the most effective martial art in the world!
Of course, students always train with self-control to keep their partners safe and look out for one another. Students are never actually attempting to hurt each another, the goal is to attain positional dominance and carefully apply a submission hold where your partner is forced to “tap,”-letting your partner know to stop. This is the equivalent of checkmate in chess.
NO-GI Jiu Jitsu
The “no-gi” version of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means there is no kimono (gi) worn during training. Instead, participants wear a rashguard or T-shirt and shorts or pants. Submission grappling in many ways is similar to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo. There are many similar techniques, submission holds, and positions, just without the ability to grab your training partner’s clothing.
No-Gi Jiu Jitsu is sometimes referred to as: submission fighting, submission wrestling, grappling, or submission grappling. It is great for self-defense and is an excellent physical activity for getting in peak condition. We recommend training Submission grappling as a supplement to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. This allows you to learn the intricate details of training with the gi, but without always relying on the grips.