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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ sometimes known as Brazilian Ju Jitsu or Gracie Jiu JItsu GJJ is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system derived from the Japanese martial art of Judo in the early 20th century by the now legendary Gracie family. The Gracie’s developed the techniques of Judo so that a weaker person could prevail in a fight against a larger stronger opponent. Jiu-Jitsu’s focus is on taking an opponent to the ground and using ground fighting techniques such as submission holds like joint-locks and chokeholds while maintaining complete control of the opponent. This revolutionary system of fighting became world famous when the Gracies showed their dominance to the world in Mixed Martial Arts competition in the first Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC. Since this day the world of martial arts has never been the same.

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The World famous BJJ fighter and instructor  Jean Jacques Machado said

"The ground is my ocean, I'm the shark,

and most people don't even know how to swim."

When You start Jiu Jitsu you may literally feel like you can’t swim in the ocean of the ground and that there are sharks everywhere but don’t worry at Shrewsbury Brazilian Jiu Jitsu right here in Shropshire we will show you how to swim so you don’t have to feel like you’re drowning.

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Most academy's simply have you sign a waiver and jump in the deep end to spar against everybody else. The down fall of this method is bad habits. You may not be fully aware of the different positions and the basic major dos and donts of these positions.  This is almost guaranteed to instill some bad habits that can hold back your Jiu Jitsu progression for years to come. Many times we have seen students from other schools come to us and not progress as fast as the complete beginner to martial arts because of these bad habits. However, at SBG's Jiu Jitsu Shrewsbury / Jiu Jitsu Shropshire foundation program, we skip this step. Instead of throwing you into the deep end to get "drowned" we will take you step by step easing you in the water so to speak so that soon you will be swimming comfortably with the best martial artists on the mat.

Here at Shrewsbury BJJ we pride ourselves on being Shropshires best so we use SBG's Jiu Jitsu Foundation Program to take you step by step and position by position into Jiu Jitsu. We instill a base set of skills and a deeper sense of the dos and donts per position. This is done through our rock solid curriculum that has been tested at all SBG schools around the globe and used to produce some of the worlds top BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Our martial arts curriculum will prepare you not only physically but mentally and the benefits will show. We put your feet in the water and teach you the strokes so that you never have to drown.