BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)
The number one choice for grapplers! Whether you want to learn effective self-defence or you want to enter the MMA world, BJJ is an indispensable MMA discipline and skill.
Using time-tested concepts of leveraging the position of your body and the importance of technique over power, are one of the many reasons BJJ is a must-learn art for MMA competition and self-defense.
Scarborough BJJ : Bringing you the best of Both Worlds
The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) originally an off shoot of classical Judo and Jujitsu, was introduced to Brazil by Japanese migrants in the early 1900’s. The most famous and well-known of the initial students would have to be the Gracie family.
With over 100 members actively involved in teaching, training and competing in BJJ and MMA competitions, worldwide, the Gracie family are generally credited with founding the art.
And certainly its introduction to North America with Royce Gracie’s amazing run in the early UFC and other Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions has spearheaded the growth of this MMA discipline.
A lesser known truth is there are several students of Maeda as well as Luis Franca, with Owaldo Fadda being his top student, who also helped galvanize the importance of BJJ. The Franca style of Jiu-Jitsu slightly differentiated itself from the Gracie families’ Jiu-Jitsu, but proved to be no less effective on the mats. This brand of BJJ actually won a historic closed door inter-school challenge between the two academies.
Discover The Worlds #1 Grappling System
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is widely regarded as the world’s best grappling system.Students from all walks of life seek out BJJ training for the countless benefits it provides, including:
- Techniques that don’t depend on brute force
- Understanding of how to use your body’s natural leverage to full effect
- Massive increases in core strength, power and mobility
- Reality based concepts that work to safely handle the most common self-defence situations
Techniques that work regardless of size or strength!
Following its core concepts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / BJJ relies on the power of body position and leverage, as opposed to size and strength, to execute techniques.
Putting smaller and less athletic individuals in a position to control and defeat a much larger and stronger opponent, making it one of the most effective martial arts for self-defence.
It doesn’t matter what else you know if you are untrained in effective grappling techniques — if ignorant to basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques even the strongest aggressor is totally out of their element and unable to defend themselves effectively on the ground.
Practically all physical confrontations and self-defence situations end up in a grappling range.
Join a legacy of success with Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu
Toronto top team are proud members and affiliates of the BJJ and mixed martial arts powerhouse Nova Uniao team.
Regarded as one of the top BJJ teams, Nova União is also home to MMA stars such as Jose Aldo, Bj Penn ,Wagnney Fabiano & Leonardo Santos.
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The association was Co-founded by Masters Wendell Alexander and André Pederneiras in the 90’s and quickly shot to prominence in all aspects of the art.
Today membership in Nova Uniao is as much being a part of a family as it is an athletic team.
With Classes for all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced Students at Toronto Top team are taught by Nova Uniao certified coaches, guaranteeing you get everything you need from your jiujitsu training..