Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art made famous by Royce Gracie in the first UFCs. He proved that a smaller, weaker person could not only defend himself against a larger, stronger attacker but also defeat him in battle!
This philosophy makes Jiu-Jitsu a great activity to begin at any age and most of our students begin as older adults. BJJ, as it is known, is the "Gentlemen's Martial Art" because its focus is on learning how to defend yourself with a series of techniques and not brute strength.
Since technique, not size and strength, is what makes Jiu-Jitsu so effective it's the perfect martial art for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Over time you will become more flexible, gain strength, increase endurance and even lose weight. As our Founder Master Geoff Hartman says "You get in shape while you're learning, that's the beauty of it".