What content and techniques are actually taught in Jiu Jitsu? And how does a typical training run?

We try to give you a little insight into what to expect during your first trial training.


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Philosophy of Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is a weaponless self-defense that is designed to help against various attacks – whether with the foot, with the hand or with a weapon, on the ground or standing, up close or from a distance. In addition, you will learn how to free yourself from grappling techniques. The goal of Jiu Jitsu is to defend yourself against brute force with skill. So you do not react with a great force to a strong attack.

The foundation of jiu jitsu is yielding. Let the opponent’s attack energy go to waste or, ideally, use it to defend yourself against the attacker. In this way it is also possible to defeat stronger attackers. The emphasis of the techniques may differ depending on the style.

Typical Jiu Jitsu techniques

The techniques you will learn during training include:

Training sessionDetail
1. Conditioning trainingYou do not have to become a high level athlete to learn Jiu Jitsu, however you will need fitness, flexibility and strength. This is taught in the training.

Falling school: In order to practice and fight without injuries, you will learn how your body should fall in case of emergency.
2. Punching techniquesKicks, jabs and punches: From measured blows to more aggressive techniques, everything is possible.
3. Leverage techniquesYou learn how to tie up an attacker with his own body and hold him on the ground with a lever or lead him away. This way you can end a fight peacefully.
4. Throwing techniquesThe throwing techniques of Jiu Jitsu were the origin for the martial art of Judo.
5. Striking techniques on the vital pointsThese techniques have led to the assumption that Jiu Jitsu could have originally come from India and developed from an Indian massage art. In India, because of the art of massage, those points of the human body that are very sensitive have long been known. Jiu Jitsu makes use of this knowledge, because here these points are hit with appropriate punching techniques and targeted finger strikes to trigger a great effect with little force.
6. Liberation techniquesIf you are held or choked by an attacker, it is important to free yourself quickly. This is also something you learn in Jiu Jitsu training.
Proportionality of attack and defense is one of the most important aspects of Jiu Jitsu. You will not learn how to hospitalize an attacker. Instead, you will be taught many techniques to control an attacker.

Of course, it is not easy to offer a written insight into a Jiu Jitsu training. Therefore, make your own picture and learn more about the martial art in a trial training.

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