FIGHT FIT MILITIA’S GRACIE BARRA JIU-JITSU PROGRAMME
Gracie Barra is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association, participated in at over four hundred schools on five continents, has graduated more than six hundred black belts and is now proudly offered by Fight Fit Militia.
Gracie Barra Jiu-jitsu – Ancient Art, Modern Tactics
Jiu-jitsu has been around since samurais were a thing. Cognizant of the fact that striking with force against arm opponents is ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws.
“Jū” is interpreted to mean “supple, flexible or yielding” and the strategy is to manipulate an opponent’s force against him/herself rather than to confront it using one’s own force – using an attacker’s energy against him/her, rather than directly opposing it.
Gracie Barra Jiu-jitsu has taken these longstanding fighting strategies but shifted the emphasis to ground grappling because the Gracie family, who developed the style, viewed this as more efficient and much more practical. Carlos and Helio Barra established its development by promoting fights, mostly against practitioners of other martial arts fighting styles and set up competitions. They were also fond of experimenting, embracing modern innovation and the style is chiefly characterised by ots regime of intense training. Gracie Barra Jiu-jitsu came to dominate the first large modern mixed martial arts competitions, resulting in the adaption of its practises by other MMA proponents.