Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out depending on what submission method is used.
FUSION FIGHT CO. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Alvaro Barreto > Sylvio Behring (7th Degree)
History and Principles
The art was based on early 20th century Kodokan Judo which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. It primarily uses Judo takedowns to gain the dominant position. BJJ can be trained for self defense, 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, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
The Progressive Guard
FUSION FIGHT CO. is proud to be a representative of TEAM SYLVIO BEHRING USA and associated with Master Sylvio Behring and his Progressive System of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Progressive Guard is what sets us apart from other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs. The system’s founder is Master Sylvio Behring. The Progressive Guard is a series of positions to protect yourself, and counter attack from the ground not only when you are grappling with an opponent, but potentially long before then. Such drills are a key part of MMA training and Sport Jiu-Jitsu. As Master Sylvio stated, the progressive guard (and thus the Jiu-Jitsu that it is part of) is also intended to work with in a real-world situation. It allows you to manage the distance, and manage your defense, wherever your opponent goes.
Two Team Members Demonstrating the Progressive Guard.
Submission Grappling (also known as submission fighting, submission wrestling, sport grappling, or simply as No-Gi) or Combat wrestling (in Japan), is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds.
The term “submission grappling” usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a “jacket”, “gi,” or “combat kimono,” often worn with belts that establish rank by color.
The sport of submission grappling brings together techniques from Folk Wrestling (Catch-as-catch-can), Luta Livre Esportiva, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Pankration, catch wrestling and others. Submission wrestlers or grapplers usually wear shorts, skin-sticky clothing such as Rash guards, speedos and mixed short clothes so they do not rip off in combat.
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