• MMA / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu FAQs

    MMA / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu FAQs

    What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art developed by the Gracie family in Brazil that specializes in controlling your opponent once you take him to the ground. BJJ places the emphasis on the use of proper techniques and holds thus allowing for participants of all size and strength to successfully defend against any sized assailant by using leverage and proper technique. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

    Who can do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
    Adults and children (from about 6-7 years and up) can participate in BJJ. At Peninsula Extreme we run separate adults and children’s classes. We will take the time to introduce you to the basics and art of BJJ to allow you to comfortably transition into training with other suitable for your stage of training and BJJ development.

    What is Mixed Martial Arts?
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) utilizes the most effective elements of striking, kicking, take-downs, wrestling and grappling (BJJ). These combine to form a comprehensive style of martial art made famous by the ‘U.F.C’. Peninsula Extreme MMA places a high priority on student safety, with classes are conducted by our highly skilled and qualified instructors. As in BJJ, MMA classes consists of warm ups and stretching, then technical drills around punching, kicking, wrestling and ground work, followed by controlled sparring.