Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu, which means -gentle art - is the oldest forms of martial arts.

 

It's originated in India more than 2000 years before Christ. It was created by monks who could not use any type of weapons to defend their lives against barbarian attacks.

 

It spread through China and eventually took root and was elaborated in Japan, becoming the first martial art style. The samurai clans in Japan adopted Jiu Jitsu as their own traditional style and with the passing years, they split the techniques and developed other martial arts styles, such as Judo, Aikido, Karate, a.s.o.

 

In 1914 Japanese Jiu Jitsu Champion Esai Maeda migrated to Brazil and was an instrumental in establishing a Japanese immigrant community.

 

His efforts were aided by Gastao Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish descent. As an expression of his gratitude for Gracie's assistance, Maeda taught the Brazilian's oldest son Carlos the essential secrets of Jiu Jitsu.

 

Carlson was the first son of Carlos Gracie to learn Jiu Jitsu and became a world legend in the field of Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

 

MMATeam Luxembourg is the official home gym of Ares BJJ Luxembourg, affiliated with the Ares BJJ Association.