MARCH 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Conor McGregor calls upon various martial arts techniques to stay on top in the world of UFC.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a key weapon in his arsenal, with a brown belt to his name and a winning record to show its effectivenes.

The action-packed combat sport might have been made famous by the Gracie family and popularised by mixed martial arts, but the Arnold Sports Festival Australia puts it in reach of fans who want to know more and enjoy the spectacle.

Brazilian jiujitsu focuses on grappling rather than striking and combines throws and takedowns as well as arm and leg locks and submission holds.

Unlike other forms of self-defence, Brazilian jiujitsu enables smaller, weaker fighters to defend himself against heavier, stronger opponents by levering them to the ground.

It is believed this technique started in Japan as it is a direct descendant of judo. The style was developed to be used as a form of weaponless method of defence by Samurai warriors.

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. )