Descending from Japan and later refined by the Gracie family in Rio De Janeiro, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as 'THE GENTLE ART' or Arte Suave in Brazilian Portuguese, is a combative system that utilizes physics, leverage and angles to help small (sometimes weaker) combatants overcome larger and stronger opponents. Joint locks, chokes, take downs and throws are all utilized to achieve victory. No punching or kicking. Only ground work. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is truly the physics of the fight game. The sharp mind and the gentle hand will prevail in this arte suave!
While it is not required many practitioners choose to compete. This is a great way to test your new skills. Not interested in competition? No problem our classes are geared for every day Joes and Jills but rest assured if you do choose to compete we have the expertise to help you realize your dreams!
a way of life
Once the Arte Suave becomes a part of your life proper diet and nutrition is just around the bend. Many participants report improved health - both mental and physical - and an average weight loss of 5 -15 pounds! Need a little extra help in the nutrition department? We've got you covered with Mickilifestyle.com be sure to tell her Team Junqueira sent you and receive a FREE initial consultation!
Not just for men
In fact women's participation in the sport has more than doubled over the last few years! Jiu Jitsu is for EVERYONE! Learn how BJJ can be a much more effective personal defense strategy than most other systems available today. Believe in the technique. Learn how to defend yourself today!