Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art, which at its core, promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by utilizing leverage and technique. Given the fact that controlling an opponent is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pertains to the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and grappling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be submitted or rendered harmless. Utilizing superior leverage, grip, technique and position we can control and overcome even larger/stronger aggressors. Practitioners of the art gain a deep understanding of the workings, strengths, vulnerabilities and limits of the human body. Each grappling art emphasizes specific types of techniques, has a unique tempo and forces you to consider grappling from a different perspective.