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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a gentle art. Adapted from Kodokan Judo in 1914 through the Gracie Family, BJJ is a grappling self-defence system promoting the concept that a smaller person can successfully defend themselves against a larger and stronger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s primary philosophy is: “Position before submission.” It is a systematic approach that emphasizes establishing positional control over an opponent, isolating a particular region of the opponent’s body, and securing a submission hold. The benefits of BJJ are far reaching; practitioners learn to control and understand their own body, and learn how to defend themselves while still treating their opponent with respect. Jiu-Jitsu students always “check their ego at the door,” promoting their own growth and the growth of others in the art. Classes at Mac BJJ are both beginner- and experienced-friendly, providing students with a fun way to exercise, gain confidence, and make friendships.

For more information contact Julian Simeonov: simeonoj@mcmaster.ca

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Activities include: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Arts

Practice Schedule

Practice: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Location: IWC Squash Court 7 (Matted) - Between Burridge and Smith gyms

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