Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was itself developed from a number of schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu in the 19th century.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend them self against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained 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.
BJJ is an effective self defense system with its main emphasis on ground fighting and submission holds involving joint locks and chokeholds. BJJ was originally intended to teach a smaller average person how to beat a larger, stronger and faster opponent in combat focusing on leverage and technique rather than speed and strength.
Classes begin with a light warmup and some dynamic stretching. Techniques and positions are taught along with some progressive drilling. The classes end with students sparring or “rolling” to test out their skills against a resisting opponent.
Classes are taught in both gi (traditional kimono and belt) and no-gi (shorts/pants and t-shirt).
Team Florin’s BJJ is affiliated with BJJ Connection-BTT under Professor Ben Meireles 2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) program taught at Florin’s Ultimate Martial Arts is under the direction of “The BJJ Connection/ BTT Canada Ottawa” by Prof Ben Meireles.
Prof Ben Meireles is a Black Belt under Prof. Fabio Holanda of Brazilian Top Team Canada.
Main Instructors at Team Florin’s BJJ are Professor Ben Meireles Black Belt 2nd degree and Professor Florin Fratean Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu