BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU : THE GENTLE ART
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Kodokan Judo (which itself is derived from various forms of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu) in the early 20th century.
Through the use of leverage, body position, and proper technique, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend against and defeat a larger, stronger assailant by the application of joint-locks and choke holds.
Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (both gi and no-gi), mixed martial arts competition, and self defense. Free sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a high value is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system awards a practitioner different colored belts to signify increasing levels of technical knowledge and practical skill. While the system’s belt structure shares its origins with the judo ranking system, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is noted for its lack of a formal criteria for promotion. Promotions are granted at the instructors discretion and are primarily based on technical skill and proficiency with as a focus on a competitive demonstration of skill, and a conservative approach to promotion in general.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Dominion BJJ
Dominion BJJ features the Manassas area’s top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training program. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught by Black Belt Bill Nagle. Bill offers a unique insight into the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, through his one-of-a-kind instructional approach. Bill is able to provide new and experienced students with expert level instruction in the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as instruction in the most recent competition techniques, training protocols and innovations.
Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu program has deep roots in the area, tracing its beginnings back to the introduction of art to the Washington, D.C. Metro area by 5th Degree black belt Leo Dalla in 1996. Like in many martial arts, training lineage is very important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our Jiu-Jitsu lineage traces back directly to the legendary Gracie family thru Leo Dalla, his instructor Jorge Pereira, the legendary Rickson Gracie, his father Helio Gracie, his uncle Carlos Gracie to the man who taught the Gracies – Mitsuyo Maeda.
Whether you are interested in training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self defense, as a means to get in shape, in order to round out your MMA skills or with aspirations of becoming a top-level Jiu-Jitsu competitor, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Manassas Mixed Martial Arts will exceed your expectations.
Come join our program and:
Receive expert instruction from top competitors.
Train with others of similar experience and skill level in a friendly environment at just the right pace for you.
Join of team of like-minded, goal oriented individuals.
Enjoy convenient daytime and evening Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes to suit almost any schedule
YOUR FIRST CLASS: WHAT TO EXPECT
Each class follows the same basic structure:
- Warm up with fundamental movements specific for Jiu-Jitsu
- Review of the previous class technique
- Technique (instruction/drilling)
- Sparring – don’t worry, you do not need to spar your first class