By Eireamhoin McCarthy
Hi, I am looking at setting up a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) club in UL. BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and other submissions to defeat the other person.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
If anyone is interested, or has any questions, just send me a message on facebook, “Eire McCarthy”.