Overview – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting as a self defense. Jiu-Jitsu has recently become more popular and is noted to be one of the fastest growing MMA sports in the United States. The concept of BJJ is that smaller people who are not as strong can defend themselves against a larger more stronger opponent. BJJ is accomplished through the use of skillful leveraging techniques and effective groundwork. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artists are able to manipulate, subdue, and control their opponent.










Learning Jiu-Jitsu at HeadnodHQ will benefit you and your child immensely. BJJ helps build mental toughness. It also teaches the value of hard work! BJJ gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Granite City have said that BJJ is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing so they can focus all their strength and thoughts into grappling on the mats.


Many parents also choose to enroll their children in BJJ because it is a great opportunity to make friends. In BJJ you need to have a training partner to practice with! You will spend a lot of time with that person. You can’t learn Jiu-Jitsu by yourself. You need someone to work with and create a bond of trust and reciprocation. Members at HeadnodHQ have become close friends and help each other reach their goals.

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