Arte Suave – The Gentle Art

Jiu-Jitsu: "The Gentle Art"


BJJ USA wrote “Jiu-jitsu” translates from the Japanese as “the gentle art.” or "Arte Suave". The idea here is that practitioners can execute moves realistically and at full speed without having to worry they will injure their partner. If caught in a submission, all the partner need do is tap the submitter’s body, and the submitter will release the submission." In Jiu Jitsu, you can dominate and even leave an adversary unconscious without leaving a bruise on his body. It is important to learn the techniques of Jiu Jitsu at a level of understanding that allows this “gentle” method of overcoming an opponent because, when the time comes that you need to cease being gentle and really defend yourself in a fight or a match, you can be whatever amount of gentle you need to control the situation." Think about this next you step on the mats, and allow the techniques to flow smoothly through your every movement!

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