Hey readers, how are you all doing today? I am doing great thanks for asking, I just got back from one of my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes and I feel happier than a pig in mud. I already have a Jiu Jitsu black belt so trying out the Brazilian style (BJJ as it is referred professionally) and I just love it. There is such a focus on grappling and ground fighting, BJJ is a discipline where an old man could beat a heavyweight champion with the right technique.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered one of the safest forms of martial arts there is, although with any contact sports there are dangers. Proper technique does allow a fighter the ability to snap a joint with minimal effort and in a small amount of time. Because of this, the majority of injuries that do occur are joint injuries such as dislocations and separations. Head injuries are quite rare but do happen, most notably cauliflower ear which is permanent deformity in the cartridge of a person’s ears.
The uniform worn in BJJ is very similar to the judogi, but with tighter cuffs for the pants and the jacket. This is intended to give a performer a closer fit and to allow less material to grab. A traditional requirement for being promoted in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that the practitioner must wear their Jiu Jitsu Gi during training although there have been time where masters have awarded a belt to people who trained in the ever growing no gi style of fighting.
Have any of you tried of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? It is an amazing discipline to get into and you get 100% back of what you put in. I will continue my training for as long as I can and if this is something you are interested in, look up your local dojo! I am going to have an ice bath, have a great day!