Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts discipline indigenous to Brazil. It was founded and developed by the Gracie family. Carlos Gracie learned jiu-jitsu from a Japanese judoka named Maeda who emigrated to Brazil. The art’s roots are derived from pre-war Kodokan Judo, western wrestling, and Maeda’s own insights into combat.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu empasizes bringing an opponent to the ground and then employing grappling techniques to subdue the opponent. Students utilize holds, arm-locks, leg-locks, chokes, and strikes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takes full advantage of body geometry and leverage. This strategy can neutralize the advantage of larger and stronger opponents and those with superior striking abilities.

Kovar’s Satori Academy offers Jiu Jitsu classes at various schools, see the schedule for the school in your area. Jiu Jitsu is offered as a stand-alone program at the following schools:
Carmichael
Fair Oaks
Roseville
Elk Grove (Waterman)