Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a combat art that has become increasingly popular in the past decade. This is mostly due to the fact that there are many local, regional, and national Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions that have sparked many people's interest in the combat discipline. There are still some people that are not sure what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is exactly. They may feel that it involves striking an opponent in order to render them unable to continue to fight.
This is simply not the case. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on the assumption that, in the real world, fights usually end up going to the ground. It may be in a bar, on the streets, or in the schoolyard where this occurs, but many times a fight does not end with one person standing and another one on the ground.
Brazilian Academy Jiu Jitsu Melbourne accounts for this and teaches students techniques to protect themselves defensively while they are on the ground by using such techniques as full guard, half guard and shrimping. Moreover, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also teaches students how to be offensive on the ground by teaching proper mounting techniques to use a student's body weight to tire out the other opponent. Couple these techniques with the seemingly endless amount of joint locks such as leg locks, arm bars, and chokes and this discipline becomes a formidable combat art for a person to learn that is interested in self defense out in the real world or to protect their families.