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The Principles


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Gracie Jiu Jitsu also known as brazilian jiu jitsu is the martial art of combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position from which to force an attacker to submit.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. GJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can do Gracie Jiu Jitsu?

It is for everyone, big or small, young or old, fit or unfit, fast or slow who wants to learn how to defend themselves against any attacker.  Size does not matter because Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques are based on timing and leverage and anyone can learn these techniques regardless of gender, age or athletic ability.

Why Gracie Jiu Jitsu Durban?

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Durban is the only certified training centre in KZN.  We have certified instructors and World Class facilities.  Our facilities include showers, health shop, and ample mat space. Our instructors are dedicated to offer a fun learning experience where you will be able to defend yourself on the streets or in any environment.

Can Gracie Jiu Jitsu help you to get in shape?

Training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu will not only help you get into shape, you will get into the best shape of your life. Training Jiu Jitsu is functional because it relies on multi directional movements. You will be working every muscle in your body at every training session you attend. Along with helping with build your core and stabilization strength.  It will also increase your stamina, endurance and overall cardio health, as well as flexibility.

Can a smaller person defeat a larger person?

Gracie Jiu Jitsu was specifically developed to allow a smaller person to defeat a larger person by application of leverage and technique.  Gaining a superior position on your opponent and applying a series of chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations is the foundation of this cutting edge fighting art.

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What is gracie jiu jitsu?

Gracie Jiu Jitsu also known as brazilian jiu jitsu is the martial art of combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position from which to force an attacker to submit. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.

GJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is considered the most effective self-defense in the world. Aside from being tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Gracie Jiu Jitsu has gained popularity and respect through its countless victories in the no-holds-barred arenas.

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