Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the action-packed Combat Sport made famous by the Gracie family and popularised by Mixed Martial Arts and UFC for its effectiveness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on Grappling rather than striking and combines throws and takedowns as well as Arm and Leg Locks joint locks to chokes and strangles. Unlike other forms of self-defence Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can favour the smaller lighter person using correct technique and leverage over much larger more stronger opponents. It has been named the Chess of Martial Arts due to its non-violent approach to self-defence and is now used in many Hollywood films and studied by many famous Hollywood celebrities.
The 2017 Arnold Classic BJJ Tournament was an official AFBJJ 2 x Star Event and the event ran both Gi and No-Gi events. (Ages 5 years old and up Gi only, Teens, Adults and Masters Gi and No Gi. )