THE REAL ULTIMATE FIGHTERS
The action-packed combat sport might have been made famous by the Gracie family and popularised by it’s effectiveness in mixed martial arts, but the Arnold Sports Festival Australia puts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu within reach of fans who want to know more about the sport, enjoy the spectacle and perhaps even give it a try themselves!.
This noble martial art 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. )