IS taking Naperville Jiu Jitsu classes for you? Rean on to Find out...

We all love to dig for the background of almost anything!

Jiu Jitsu- BJJ- Forest Park, Chicago, Lisle, Orland ParkBefore you look for a Naperville Jiu Jitsu School or gym and the benefits you can get, but it is good to satisfy your curiosity surrounding BJJ’s history.

Jiu Jitsu really has an interesting one especially when you read of different countries linked to it like India, China, and Japan but then how come it was somewhat ‘owned’ by Brazil thus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came to the picture.

As its principle speaks for itself wherein it promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker person can effectively defend himself against a much bigger, stronger attacker as he put some leverage and proper techniques to it; BJJ or Jiu-Jitsu (gentle art) can be traced back to India originating more than 200 years before Christ and where it was created and practiced mostly by the Buddhist monks as a form of martial art of self-defense in the premise that one does not need to depend on strength nor weapons because these monks could not use any sort of weapons to protect their lives against the attacks of barbarians.

By and by, Buddhism extended to different parts of the world like China until it arrived finally in Japan and gained popularity. With the samurai clans in Japan who adopted Jiu-Jitsu as their own traditional style, as years went by they split the techniques and developed other martial arts styles including judo, akido, and karate to name a few.

The art began with Mitsuyo Maeda, an expert Japanese judoka and member of the Kodokan. Maeda was one of the five Kodokan’s top groundwork experts that judo’s founder Kano Jigoro sent overseas to spread his art to the world.

In November 14, 1914, Maeda arrived in Brazil wherein later on he met Gastao Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish descent, and his family who took an interest in his skills. As an expression of Maeda’s gratitude for Gracie’s assistance, Maeda taught the Brazilian’s oldest son, Carlos, the essential secrets of Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie and his family began adapting his fighting skills and combining them with a strict dietary plan to gain strength.

Gracie’s techniques becamse so unique that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu took on its own form, independent of the original Japanese version; and so in 1925 they opened the first Jiu-Jitsu academy in Brazil.

The most notable technique BJJ uses is by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat another person and it can also be trained for sport grappling tournaments, self-defense and mixed martial arts like that in Lisle Jiu Jitsu. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and the paramount is placed on performance, especially in competitions. And because Jiu-Jitsu is an art that relies on these techniques and skills, whatever your age, goals, and experience are, Chicago Jiu Jitsu can go further by saying there are indeed many physical and mental benefits. Children, Adults and even those engaged in real tournaments can have a variety of BENEFITS gained by training on Jiu-Jitsu.

We are talking here about improved physical fitness; develop self-confidence and knowing some real world self-defense; stress reduction for those always on the go; making new friends and enjoying the feeling of meeting new people; and your burning of energy will be put into good use.

If challenge is what you’re looking for, so challenge is what you can get at a Naperville Martial Arts school; your physical and mental toughness will be developed as you train with passionate instructors who will guide you as you go and develop skills in this martial art.

WE do recomend both taking a Jiu Jitsu class and a Striking class at the same time.

By taking both of these at the same time, you would be well on your way to having a more complete Mixed Martial Arts Education.

You can find many Naperville Mixed Martial Arts Gyms as MMA has become so popular.

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