Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a cutting edge fighting art developed from traditional Jiu-jitsu by the Gracie family of Brazil. Even though Brazilian Jiu-jitsu contains standup techniques for winning a fight, it is famous for its devastating ground fighting techniques. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu was specifically developed to allow a smaller person to defeat a larger person by sophisticated application of leverage and technique. Gaining superior position on your opponent and applying a myriad of chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations becomes the foundation for this fun martial art.
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