Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Balance Academy
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Gracie / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsuis a highly effective martial art and self-defense system with roots in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was specifically designed to allow a smaller, weaker person to defend him or herself effectively against a much bigger and stronger attacker in a real life attack.
Unlike Karate and other striking arts, Jiu-Jitsu does not rely on punching and kicking to survive or win the fight. Instead, we manage the distance to prevent the punch and eventually bring the fight to the ground. On the ground, by relying on leverage, technique and timing, we establish a superior position and apply submission holds such as joint locks and chokes. Although most of the techniques take place onthe ground, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has an extensive arsenal of standing techniques with and without weapons.
Jiu-Jitsu (Japanese forGentle Art) can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, gender or physical fitness.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Balance Academy is committed to provide a safe and family-friendly environment, with instructors and training partners helping you along the way!
Serving Georgia since 2004.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt: Jorge Jiménez
Under Master Pedro Sauer
(8th Degree Red and Black Belt under Rickson and Helio Gracie)