Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Modern Martial Arts Center in Saskatoon is proud to offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults and children of all experience levels.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts on the planet.  BJJ came about as a result of Japanese Judo practitioner, Mitsuyo Maeda travelling the globe and demonstrating his art at a circus event in Belém, Brazil.  There he met Carlos Gracie, who he would take on as a student for around five years before teaching his brothers as well.  The Gracie family would famously develop the art and their name has become synonymous with Jiu Jitsu.

Unlike striking martial arts such as boxing, kickboxing, karate or Muay Thai, the art is centered almost entirely around taking an opponent to the ground and using various grappling techniques such as armbars or chokes in order to immobilize and control  them to prevent them from being a continuous threat.  This typically means that even a beginner who has been taught some basic techniques can act with far more control in a fight than someone who has trained to use their fists and feet as weapons.  

When a practitioner has engaged with gentle but functional sparring known as rolling, they may be able to not just defend themselves from an attacker, but subdue them without either person becoming gravely injured.  For one-on-one confrontations, this makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu one of the most efficient self-defence arts anybody could hope to train.  Whilst self defence may be the main reason beginners begin practicing, many fall in love with the art and choose to compete either at an amateur or professional level.  

BJJ has been pressure tested against other martial arts since mixed martial arts came about in the early nineties.  The Gracie family took the opportunity to have the smallest of their brothers, Royce Gracie demonstrate how the art was incredibly effective, even against much larger opponents.  Since then almost every successful competitor in the UFC and other major MMA organizations have trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, either as their main art, or as a secondary or tertiary one to supplement their existing arsenal.

If you want to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Saskatoon, come visit MMAC at 235 Venture Crescent.  Whether you want to learn how to defend yourself, or see yourself competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts somewhere down the line, taking a class presents a great opportunity to enhance your fitness, flexibility and conditioning, perhaps even making you more prepared for some of life’s tough challenges.  

Beginner’s are always welcome and we are happy to invite you in for a FREE trial class!  To do so, please fill out the form below.  We will be in touch with you to book your first class.  See you on the mats!