Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport 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, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Jiu Jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to BJJ: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.
Some of the areas you will be studying are:
Walid Tadjouri has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years and has attained the black belt level in this art. He has won countless Gold Medals at every belt level and is well known as a formidable competitor on the UK scene.
Walid runs his own Carlson Gracie Mata Leao academies in Stratford, East London and Luton as well as still teaching every week at The Boiler Room in Hammersmith, Carlson’s Headquarters.