Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), referred to as the gentle art, is an effective grappling system for self-defense. It is practiced by people of all walks of life and has recently been getting a lot of attention by mixed martial arts organization like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for its effectiveness in combat.
At BETA Academy we teach a comprehensive grappling system based on a battle tested curriculum. In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), which serves as the core of our curriculum, we blend techniques from other grappling arts such as Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo in order to develop well-rounded martial artists.
BJJ focuses on defeating (aka submitting) opponents without using punches, kicks, or strikes of any kind. Instead, the BJJ practitioner relies on the execution of proper technique based on the concept of leverage to gain superior positioning over aggressors and eventually submitting them with immobilizing chokeholds and joint locks. This method of self-defense makes it possible for a smaller opponent to render bigger stronger opponents helpless.
In classes run by experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students can practice at full speed and power in a safe and controlled environment. We encourage respectful sparring (aka rolling) against fellow students and instructors. This provides students with the opportunity to test and develop their skills under realistic conditions with minimal risk of injury.