Gracie Barra Gloucester Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 6 days a week at Seishin Dojo

In most martial arts being on top is best, but in this
maneuver the pinned man is escaping.

It is always hard to decide which martial art to choose from, but undeniably popular and ring tested is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Seishin Dojo in Gloucester has been representing the county flag. Like a swans feet working hard under the water, a lot of this art is unseen. Find out why this is known as ´human chess´!

A martial art that trains for every eventuality, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu is Gloucestershire’s best resource for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Proving undeniably effective in the UFC and no holds barred by Royce and Rickson Gracie, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is a no nonsense derivative of Japanese Jiu Jitsu. Though it is well known as a ground based fighting system, in stand up fighting it is also very effective. The difference is if someone using strength or surprise knocks you to the ground, you have only just begun!

Jiu Jitsu came from Japan and was based upon fighting people with weapons and armour. It was soon learned that kicking and punching was not an effective style against a samurai. However, the chinks of a samurai were discovered to be joint locks, throws and chokes. Mitsuyo Maeda brought the style to Brazil at the turn of the 20th century. Today in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the use of an opponent’s energy and body against them is a key component in allowing someone who is not as strong to defend themselves against an aggressor.

One thing that possibly delayed the popularity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was this fact. It was confusing to understand that the person who looked to be winning, was in fact about to be defeated. Another name for this martial art is human chess. Both a cerebral and physical pursuit, strategy is a great component. This means many people take up a Jiu Jitsu lifestyle to keep up with all the permutations. In fact chess master Joshua Waitzkin took up Jiu Jitsu after noticing the similarities.

The benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu include great flexibility, self confidence and an ability to defend yourself in a way that does not escalate a situation. This martial art is no doubt suited to policeman, soldiers and security guards. But Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu is for everyone who wants to keep themselves fit and safe. All ages and genders are welcome! If you are interested find out more online at this link:

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