Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at MAFA
Martial Arts Fitness Academy, or MAFA, is known throughout the GTA as a premier training facility that pushes the limits of combat activity and exercise. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is just one of the many styles of fighting classes that MAFA affords their members.
Located in the Mississauga area, MAFA provides a host of combat-heavy classes and personal training outlets. If you are in need of a new type of workout that combines the physical rigours that push you and the mental discipline that keeps you going- then Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art and sport for you.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered a martial art and combat sport. With a focus on grappling and ground fighting, this style promotes the idea that strength and size are not deciding factors in a fight. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu asserts that by performing the proper techniques, understanding the concept of leverage, and using the ground to your advantage, a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend against, and even defeat, a larger, stronger fighter.
This idea of grappling, or pushing your opponent to the ground in order to apply joint locks and chokeholds. The main focus on learning these techniques is through ‘rolling,’ or sparring, and live drilling. This means that the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes you attend at MAFA will see you in all sorts of positions. By participating in a hands-on combat class, you can learn more than just what your body is capable of.
Not Just Physical
Like any new form of activity, at first, the movements may feel disjointed or foreign to your body. But over time, and with practice, your body begins to flow naturally, muscle memory takes over, and you see improvements in your stance and positioning. By joining our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, and making MAFA part of your weekly routine, your workouts will become more than just a physical outlet, but a mental one as well.
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu is not just performed to break a sweat. This fighting form combines the discipline and techniques of martial arts with the competitive and character building nature of sports. Since its conception in 1882, this fighting form teaches discipline and hard work, allowing oneself to work on their physical strength as well as their mental state simultaneously.
Overall, if you are looking for a combat class that can provide you with a physical workout as well as a mental one, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at MAFA may be for you!
Get in contact with a member of our MAFA team today to reserve a spot in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes!