There are more than 600 techniques in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and mastery of them all would take a lifetime of dedicated study. However, many of these techniques make more sense in a competitive setting than in real-world applications.
At New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we teach The Grand Master’s Fundamentals curriculum, which provides students with the techniques they need to for practical self-defense. You will learn four main aspects of Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
- Striking: Most well-known Jiu-Jitsu moves are centered around grappling and ground-fighting. However, in the real world, we know that almost every self-defense situation begins while standing, and it’s important that you feel comfortable and confident no matter where a fight takes you – which is why we’ll teach striking techniques that you won’t learn in any other BJJ school.
- Clinches and takedowns: This is a type of standing grappling maneuver designed to prevent an attacker from striking or using weapons. A takedown brings the fight to the ground to give you more control and the ability to end the altercation.
- Surprise standing defense: Another technique you won’t learn in competition-based Jiu-Jitsu classes, these are situational defenses for evading common attacks including handguns, knives, blunt weapons, fists and kicks.
- Sweeps and submissions: Sweeps bring an opponent to the ground by knocking their legs out from under them. Submissions bring an end to the conflict by forcing the opponent to submit with techniques like chokeholds and joint locks.
We also teach the philosophy and lifestyle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, providing fitness, self-discipline and other benefits to our self defense program.
If you are interested in Jiu-Jitsu classes or would like to learn more about our program, contact us today!