B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu “BJJ” is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu “BJJ” promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu “BJJ” techniques can be used for self-defense as well as sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training to enhance the practice and understanding of the techniques in a live situation.

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Since its inception in 1914, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu “BJJ”: it is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people, and ultimately a way of life.

Refuge BJJ  - Phoenix, AZ is a proud member of the Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association (GDJJA). Contact us for more information on B​razilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in the north valley.