At Silanoe Martial Arts we offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or just Jiu-Jitsu, has proven to be the most effective Martial Art. Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art focusing on grips and leverage to overcome a physically stronger opponent. It is often considered sophisticated fighting art and referred to as human chess. In Jiu-Jitsu competition, both athletes start standing and usually at one point continue their match on the ground. Competitors seek positional control and attempt to subdue the opponent. If a competitor is able to successfully apply a joint lock or choke hold, he or she will win the match. The successful application of a joint lock or choke hold is called a submission, and that is the main goal of a Jiu-Jitsu match. While a multitude of Martial Arts contains concepts of leverage, it is Jiu-Jitsu where this is truly displayed.
Grappling has always been a part of history. One can trace it back to ancient Greece. By the end of the 19th century, a man by the name of Misuyo Maeda traveled the world. He would showcase the effectiveness of his fighting art by challenging any man. After traveling the world extensively, Maeda settled in Brazil and began teaching Jiu-Jitsu. Among his students were the Gracie family members. Carlos and his younger Helio would adapt techniques by Maeda to suit their bodies. Jiu-Jitsu, as we know today, was then established.
Later on, the Gracie family was led by a similar quest. They were eager to prove that Jiu-Jitsu was the most effective fighting art. Son of Helio, Royce Gracie, entered and the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Royce Gracie was only 180 lbs. and was still able to beat opponents that were considerably heavier than him. He proofed the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu. Read more about the history of Jiu-Jitsu here.
Our Jiu-Jitsu All Levels program facilitates both recreational and competitive students. Our competitors have captured various championship titles such as National, Pan Am, and even World Champion.
Come try out Jiu-Jitsu and get in shape while having fun. There is no need for any type of experience and our program is open to everyone, beginner or advanced. Check out our schedule or start your free week trial now.