Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is both a martial art and a combat sport. It is a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. By using leverage and techniques such as joint locks and chokes, it is possible for a smaller person to dominate a larger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fully rounded art and is great for students who want to be physically active and get in shape, and to learn self-defense and techniques for protecting oneself. For those students that are interested in competing, the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers personalized training and support to develop their skills.
No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (Submission Grappling) is similar to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but it is practiced at a faster pace. It generally focuses more on takedowns and arm drags, something more similar to wrestling, while adding submission techniques to finish the fight. No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu helps students get in better shape quicker- it’s a style appropriate for those wishing to be healthier and more physically active.
Judo is a more modern martial art- it is a combat-style Olympic sport created and developed in Japan. Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take-down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. There is more of a strategic basis to this style of fighting- students learning Judo grow their mental prowess through sparring with other students.
Wrestling is the oldest combat sport/martial art, dating back to prehistoric times. It relies on multiple forms of grappling techniques designed to leverage weight, position and hold to the athlete’s maximum advantage. While training to wrestle, a student can expect to learn grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws, take-downs, pins and other controlling/grappling holds. Wrestling is considered an individual sport, yet it’s techniques and training disciplines are incorporated into other martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting. Wrestling is for all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced. It builds self-confidence, respect and discipline that can last a lifetime. Whether you are just starting out as a beginner, wrestle for your high school team, or need college level grappling experience and training, count on the Teixeira Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy to meet your wrestling goals.
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. It is a style of fighting created by using components from a variety of other combat sports. Mixed Martial Arts students are physically challenged during training and competitions, and this leads to a more healthy and balanced life style.
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