“The ground is my ocean.
I am a shark.
Most people don’t know how to swim.”
-Jean Jacques Machado
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts form that primarily deals with ground combat and grappling. It focuses on the use of leverage, joint locks, and technical chokes (many while on the ground)to help its practitioners achieve the upper hand in a dangerous situation. This art receives much of it popularity thanks to its showing of effectiveness in the famous fighting league UFC in the 90's by the Gracie Family. BJJ is a great self-defense art due to it being designed for a smaller individual (man or woman) to be able to combat a larger opponent. On the ground, anyone can win.
Learning ground techniques is an important element of self-defense training, as many real life confrontations mostly end on the ground. While learning BJJ you will be able to gain knowledge of how to control a situation on the ground, control your attacker, and subdue them. Along with self-defense you will also develop strong core muscles and a strong core of friends along the way. Many BJJ students will tell you "Its not just a class, Its a way of life".
We here at Full Throttle are overseen by teacher and coach Scott Moore. Under Mr. Scott we at FTF are a proud affiliate of Master Pedro Sauer's BJJ Program of Self-Defense. Master Scott's classes is very beginner friendly so never feel afraid to ask, we all get a little confused on this journey know as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We want to help guide you so you can train hard and come out a better person... Osu!!!
Here is a photo gallery of our students using their BJJ skills: