Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

Jmo Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.

Jmo Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of Judo through Carlos and Jamieson Barnes (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.

JJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.

BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defence.

Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.

  • Monday 10.30am till 11.45am GI (Ladies Only)
  • Monday 9pm till 10pm NO GI (Mixed Adults)
  • Tuesday 1pm till 2pm GI (Mixed Adults)
  • Tuesday 8.30pm till 9.45pm GI (Mixed Adults)
  • Thursday 7pm till 8.15pm GI Beginners (Mixed Adults)
  • Saturday 11am till 12.30pm GI (Mixed Adults)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), at DSD Academy

Dynamic Self Defence Academy provides extensive short courses and long term training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dinu Bucalet runs the BJJ at the Academy and has extensive experience in competing at the highest level. With gold medals and European titles to his name Dinu brings this experience into his teaching providing expert tuition adapted to the level of the student.

At DSD Academy we run classes throughout the week for men, women and children of all ages and abilities.

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The DSD Academy is a full time training centre that enables you to train in a variety of martial arts, combat and self defence disciplines. Fully equipped, air conditioned and accessible, you can train in one specialist area or across the board to build the skills you require for a rounded training experience. We provide specialist courses, such as women’s self defence, security, instructor accreditation and ongoing training for personal development in fitness, flexibility and nutrition, all geared towards martial arts and self defence.