Welcome To Our School — Are you looking for an exciting and fun way to boost your fitness, self defense and confidence no matter the age or size? Well at PBJJ in Dallas, we utilize Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) to accomplish this. Studies show that BJJ can provide a marked improvement in fitness as well as provide a bullying deterrent for children, and abuse deterrent for women, and a great physical and mental exercise that is extremely rewarding and useful in all phases of your life. Techniques of this amazing Martial Art are simple and based on technique and leverage rather than size and strength. The training that we offer, provides a common sense approach to self defense, while remaining a fun, safe, and invigorating workout. Students will find that training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will offer them discipline, and the necessary skills to truly protect themselves in virtually any situation. In fact regardless of size or strength, one can be successful using the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which makes this technique perfect for anyone. We here at Pesadelo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu cannot wait for you to come in and try complimentary class.
What is Brazilian Jiu JItsu?
Approximately 4,000 years ago, a fighting style emerged which did not involve violence or the use of weapons. This style, known as Jiu-Jitsu, is considered to be the oldest martial art and the most perfect form of self-defense. The origin of Jiu-Jitsu can be traced back to India and the Buddhist Monks. It’s development was of a scientific nature, in which an individual relied on balance, pressure points, leverage and the center of gravity to execute specific movements in order to defend themselves with minimal effort. During the forthcoming years, Jiu-Jitsu spread throughout Asia and eventually into Japan where it continued to be nurtured. It is from Jiu-Jitsu that many modern martial arts have been born, including what we know today as .
In 1914, Esai Maeda, a Japanese politician, arrived in Brazil to establish a Japanese immigration colony. Esai Maeda, known as Count Koma, was a world renowned Jiu-Jitsu Master. In order to accomplish his mission, Count Koma befriended, Gastao Gracie, a successful businessman who had strong political ties. Gastao assisted Count Koma in obtaining his objectives, and in return of this kindness, Count Koma taught Jiu-Jitsu to Carlos, Gastao’s oldest son. Carlos studied Jiu-Jitsu for several years and eventually taught the art to his younger brothers, Oswaldo, Gastao, and George.
At 18 years old, Gastao began teaching Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro with his brothers., Carlos younger brother, was limited in his ability to participate because of health conditions which weakened his already frail body.
However, Helio observed classes and began to adapt techniques of his own which involved minimal strength. Over time Helio was able to help improve on traditional jiu-jitsu applications to accommodate individuals of a smaller, weaker stature. By focusing on superior technique, he was able to reduce a fighters reliance on strength. This began the tradition of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu which has evolved continuously throughout the years. In the early 1990′s, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was first introduced to the American public through the Ultimate Fighting Championships where , Helio Gracie’s son, defeated numerous opponents with his superb application of the Gracie style.
Helio Gracie modified Jiu-do
into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu