If You Cannot Defend Yourself On The Ground. Then You Cannot Defend Yourself!!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ.)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the “Ultimate” martial art, and self defense system. It focuses on grappling and being able to defend from the ground. From the onset Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo, ground fighting (newaza) and was taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihrio Satake. Eventually Brazilian Jiu Jitsu became it’s own form or martial art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who passed their techniques and knowledge to their families and other instructors who were students of Maeda.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches concepts and techniques that enable a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend against a bigger, stronger person by using leverage, body positioning and applying joint-locks and choke-holds.
You don’t have to be in Shape…
It’s a common thought that most people have, but it’s just NOT TRUE. Most of our students come looking to get in shape, but it happens along the way. It’s in the process of learning the art and striving for technical mastery that students awake one day and find that they have gotten into the best physical shape of their lives. That’s why it’s such a great way to improve your fitness, as it happens without you realizing it!
You don’t have to be Super Strong…
Strength in some ways can actually hurt can your progress! We know it sounds crazy but strength and students who rely on it fail to master the true technique. The cause of this is that those who are incredibly strong often rely way too much on their strength. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed with techniques that require little to no strength at all. Once you start training you will become stronger in the application of those techniques. Once you master the employment of techniques, and how to use your given ability of strength you will notice how powerful this Martial Art truly is!!!!!!
You don’t need any Experience at ALL…
We here this all the time.. ” I’m scared to train because I don’t have any experience.” We understand where you are coming from. Starting something new can be scary, sometimes downright terrifying. Our focus is on beginners, as a program. All of our classes are designed with the beginner in mind so you don’t need to worry. We will give you all the tools necessary to go from no experience to experienced in no time! Remember: “A Journey of a Thousand miles starts with a Single Step.”
You can start to Change your Life Today!!!
The truth is… We’ve opened Team Randori in Annapolis for one reason. Martial Arts changed all of our lives. We’ve met some of our best friends, had some of our best memories and gained so many benefits that have spread throughout our lives that we wanted to share it with our friends and family here in Annapolis. Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, learn to defend yourself, compete, or fight in the ring, I promise we can get you there.
Where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Comes From!
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Jujutsu by an important difference that were passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, it is also a sport port; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.
Jiu Jitsu came to international prominence in the martial arts community in the early 1990’s, when Royce Gracie won the 1st, 2nd and 4th Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), which at the time were single elimination martial arts tournaments. Royce fought against often much larger opponents who were practicing other styles, including Boxing; Shoot-fighting- Muay Thai, Karate, Wrestling and Tae Kwon Do. It has since become a staple art for many MMA fighters and is largely credited for bringing widespread attention to the importance of ground fighting. Now you have an opportunity to learn BJJ and to see for yourself, why it’s so effective.
At Team Randori, you’ll receive high level instruction in the art of Jiu Jitsu, all the while gaining valuable Self-Defense experience and undergoing an incredible transformation of your body and mind.