No Gi Toronto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) & MMA in Toronto
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No Gi (pronounced no ghee) Jiu Jitsu derives from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), whch was brought to Brazil in the early 20th century from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo, which was called Jiu Jitsu before a name change to Judo. No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or No Gi BJJ is a combat sport, martial art, and efficient, effective self-defence system that focuses on ground fighting. The objective is to neutralize and control a much larger opponent with leverage and technique, rather than strength with being training clothes (gi) specific.
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In addition to the incredibly healthy practice of self-defense, and the mental exercise, the body workout BJJ gives you is unreal. You will experience increased stamina and improved body tone. It is truly a complete self-defense system and fitness program ‘rolled’ into one.
Because of its incredible effectiveness, BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also practiced by military personnel around the world.
No Gi BJJ began in America with the likes of Cesar Gracie, Chris Brennan, and Eddie Bravo. Chris found while training in Brazil, that when he took the Gi off, the playing field with some of the highest level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players in the world was levelled. Jake Shields proclaims he's only trained in a gi for 4 hours of his life, here.
These trail blazing pioneers concluded that No Gi BJJ training exclusively was better for developing muscle memory instincts with regard MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
Our brand of No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu concentrates on new, groundbreaking, distinct 'grips and handles' for both BJJ competitions, MMA, self defence and combat sports. Our teaching pedagogy guarantees that those focused on No GI BJJ training or MMA can rely on muscle memory in the various applications specific to self-defence, BJJ competitions, MMA, or just plain, simple in the gym fun.