At Universal Jiu Jitsu we teach a variety of self defense and martial arts systems to keep our students well rounded. Each martial art discipline taught at Universal Jiu Jitsu compliments the others. Students are not obligated to train in all arts as some students prefer one style self defense over the others. Everyone is different and not everyone has the same goals, which is why we offer many different styles.
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 teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend 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.
Our Freestyle striking program draws from a variety of martial arts with an emphasis on functional effectiveness.