Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, often referred to as BJJ is a derivative of Japanese Jiu Jistsu and and is Self Defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes locks, chokes and throws to defeat an opponent and is considered one of the premier combat sports taught today. The art was initially made famous by the Gracie family of Brazil and was soon recognized as one of the best reality-based martial arts on the planet. Martial Artists from all different styles, including Karate, Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Judo now practice BJJ.
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is similar to other Indochinese styles, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar and Muay Lao from Laos. Descended from Muay Boran, Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport. Muay Thai is referred to as the “;Art of Eight Limbs”; or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.
The number-one reason women are usually given for why they should train jiu jitsu is “because it teaches you how to protect yourself.”There’s a good reason for it: jiu jitsu is designed for weaker, smaller opponents to dominate larger ones using technique rather than strength. A woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds and has a 1 in 5 chance of being raped in her lifetime, it would make sense that jiu jitsu would be a recommended form of self defense for a group of people that is (usually) smaller and weaker than the people most likely to assault them.
Activities like BJJ, Muay Thai, Judo and Wrestling are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
A typical hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art's particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and attention.
Judo, meaning "gentle way" was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport is genuinely competitive. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.
Servicing the surrounding areas in Fife, Federal Way, Puyallup, and Auburn, MABJJ Tacoma/ Srisuk Muay Thai, is one of the main affiliate schools of Marcelo Alonso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu down south. This martial Arts academy offers programs in Kids Martial Arts,Judo, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.