Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art focusing primarily on grappling and ground fighting. It teaches one to use their natural body leverage, along with proper technique, to take an opponent to the ground, then efficiently control and overcome them by using various chokes or joint-locks (submissions).
BJJ has used MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competition to showcase its ability to allow one to deal with bigger and stronger opponents. BJJ is a martial art that can be used as an effective self-defense for people of all sizes and ages, a sport having both Gi and no Gi competitions, and MMA competitions as an effective means of dealing with other martial artists of any background.
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