Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art, a combat sport from Brazil based on ground fighting and submission holds, developed from judo and jujutsu.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu concentrates on the art of taking an opponent into the floor, controlling the rival, gaining a dominant position and utilizing lots of methods to induce them to submission via joint guards or chokeholds.
The sport was developed around 1920 by five Brazilian brothers after one of them was taught by a traveling Judoka. Over time they developed a unique style, which has become Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, one of the essential martial arts for MMA.
- Jujutsu — a Japanese martial art using close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent, with only a short weapon or none at all.
- Judo — the objective is to throw or takedown the opposing player to the ground.
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) — a full-contact individual combat sport that includes aspects of several other combat sports and martial arts.
- Aikido — Shodokan Aikido (also called Sport Aikido) is a style of the martial art Aikido that is used for competitions.
- Sambo — a martial art developed for Russia's military and police force in the 1930s. The term translates as "self-defense without weapons".
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