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What is Jiu-Jitsu?
Jiu-Jitsu when translated means "The Gentle Art" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jiu-Jitsu evolved among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.
Today, Jiu-Jitsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sport forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sport and martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century. When one of Kano’s students, Maeda (Count Koma) moved to Brazil, he developed and taught the ground techniques (Newasa) to the Gracie Family. As with any system, Jiu-Jitsu continued to evolve and the Gracie Family (Carlos & Helio Gracie) continued this evolution by refining Jiu-Jitsu so that it would allow a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, and more athletic assailant, by using leverage and proper technique. This effective system has been showcased in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts competitions in the United States for over 20 years.
Why train at Xande Jiu-Jitsu Academy?
Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a system for self-defense or for sports competition; it’s a way of life. It promotes Physical Fitness, Proper Diet, Character Building, Self-understanding and
Self-discipline, which are the core values of the Xande Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Our goal is to not only prepare you for the physical dangers of the world or for competition, but to prepare you for the many challenges that life may present. These core values, along with world class instruction, are what makes up the Jiu-Jitsu Life Style, and is what separates the Xande Jiu-Jitsu Academy from the competition.
Come in today and experience the Jiu-Jitsu Life Style for yourself!!