Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art that relies on position, leverage and technique. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive and dominant self defense system on the planet, BJJ allows the smaller, weaker person to protect themselves using submission holds without striking. BJJ is traditionally trained while wearing a Gi (Martial Arts uniform) so participants can better learn technique.
Originally introduced by the Japanese to the Gracie family in the early 1920’s, traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu was modified by Helio Gracie to accommodate smaller body frames. Helio incorporated technique and leverage into Jiu Jitsu complementing traditional adherents to strength and speed. Over the years, the techniques were refined and passed on to his children. With these techniques, his son Royce Gracie won the first several UFC competitions and BJJ was thrust in to the spotlight. Today Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a base discipline for all mixed martial artists and is one of the fastest growing styles of martial arts in the world. Come learn from a black belt who trained directly under the tutelage of the Gracie family. Learn how to defend yourself while getting in the best shape of your life!
American Top Team Atlanta offers classes that will accommodate everyone from a new white belt to the most advanced black belt. The BJJ class consists of a 20-30 minute warm up, approximately 30 minutes of technique drilling and 20-30 minutes of live grappling and sparring. All students are welcome, so please bring your belt and gi to class. If you do not have a gi, we have a selection from which you can purchase.