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Grappling by definition as a Martial Art, is any style or mix of styles
that comprises techniques that rely on grabbing and controlling the
opponent using body leverage as a way of achieving the supremacy through
throws and take downs, pins and submissions, as opposed to the “striking”
martial arts. At Rio Grappling we extensively train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as
well as Judo and Wrestling as we believe these styles blend
together very nicely and compliment each other in our pursuit of
We mainly focus on the grappling styles as we believe them to be more refined and less
dangerous to one’s health than the striking ones. One can train in a safer way when grappling, without going
back home with bruises, injuries and black eyes caused by intentional
blows. No martial art is totally free from accidental injuries, but
grappling styles tend to minimize them by smart training and use of mats
and other protection and prevention from excessive force during
BJJ 4 Life
JiuJitsu has an unlimited number of moves and counter-moves and is an ongoing test of your skill, knowledge and creative thinking against your opponent.
It is often likened to a game of chess. ‘It’s not just about your reflexes and physical ability but being able to think a few moves ahead and outsmart your opponent.
10 quick reasons why you should train JiuJitsu
1. It's a great source of cardiovascular exercise which promotes good overall health
2. It's a great core workout which helps a person with overall stability and balance.
3. It teaches very important self-defense techniques that may help to save a
person's life if caught in a situation with a physically aggressive opponent.
4. When a person knows how to defend himself or herself physically, they feel more
5. It's a very family-oriented sport. It's a lifestyle that can be practiced by a family as
6. The more well-versed a person is in jiu-jitsu, the more they learn to be calm
7. Since jiu-jitsu is a close contact martial art with many training partners, it's a
great way to make friends.
8. Promotes a healthy diet. Whether a person trains competitively or leisurely, it's
common for practitioners of the sport to adopt the entire jiu-jitsu lifestyle, which
entails a healthy diet.
9. Learning the intricate jiu-jitsu techniques helps promote problem solving and
critical thinking skills.
10. Jiu-Jitsu is for everybody, regardless of age, sex, or physical limitations! Based
on the gentle nature of jiu-jitsu, its range of practitioners is vast!
Roberto and Morné
We are proud to be affiliated to and representing one of the most dynamic and fastest growing BJJ Associations in the world today, Rio Grappling Club.
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