About Jiu Jitsu

Our Philosophy

 

DSC_0814joe500Gracie Jiu Jitsu begins with one basic premise: technique trumps all. While we can’t change our height, reverse our age, or all become big and strong, we all can develop technique.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu philosophy assumes our opponent will be bigger, stronger, and faster. Instead of strength we rely on body mechanics and leverage to manipulate resisting opponents, so even relatively smaller and weaker practitioners can defend themselves against bigger and stronger adversaries.

The video below is a demonstration given by the head of Gracie Humaita, of which we are a part, Royler Gracie, along with young Niko.  It shows examples of balance, base, and fundamental technique we teach to everyone.