Jiu Jitsu Mississauga – M.A.F.A.
Many types of martial arts have developed around the world. Some have been around for thousands of years, while others evolved from older arts. Traditional Japanese jujitsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu are examples of this evolution. Traditional, or Japanese Jiu Jitsu, is hundreds of years old, while Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ, is a relatively new martial art and combat sport descended from the original Japanese art. If you are wanting to learn the traditional art of Jiu Jitsu in Mississauga, we recommend that you consider Martial Arts Fitness Academy today! MAFA Martial Arts Fitness Academy is home to a premier training and fitness facility in the Westside Greater Toronto Area. We offer Boxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Shekicks; a women’s only technical Muay Thai program. We also offer fitness programs geared towards people not seeking combat activity. Read on for more information about Jiu Jitsu in Mississauga at M.A.F.A.
What is the difference between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and traditional Jiu Jitsu in Mississauga?
Traditional Jiu Jitsu, or Japanese Jiu Jitsu:
Japanese Jiu Jitsu typically focuses on the so-called gentler aspects of fighting. It is often recommended as an art suitable for smaller or weaker people, since correctly applied leverage allows control over stronger and bigger opponents. Typical schools focus on the self-defense aspects, such as blocking, throwing an opponent and controlling them, usually with only a small focus on striking, except to set up grappling techniques. Many joint locks and chokeholds are applied from standing, either to throw an opponent off their feet or incapacitate them.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a competition sport. Like Japanese Jiu Jitsu, BJJ features throws as well as joint locks and chokes, influenced by competition-orientated judo. Many of Jiu Jitsu’s traditional locks and takedowns work best against unsuspecting opponents, making them hard to use in competition. BJJ focuses on grappling on the floor and features no striking. It is taught mainly through live training and competitive sparring, known as rolling. The aim is to control an opponent before applying submission holds such as joint locks and strangleholds to get them to “tap,” signaling that they cannot escape.
If you are thinking about learning Jiu Jitsu in Mississauga to not only learn a martial art, but also to improve your physical and mental health, then M.A.F.A. is the place for you. Our trainers are very knowledgeable, highly trained, and experienced with the martial arts. For more information about Jiu Jitsu in Mississauga, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. We can be reached at 905-607-6232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org