Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practised with the traditional uniform, while no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practised without the gi. A rashie or no top No-gi typically focuses more on wrestling and takedowns and is more commonly associated with MMA.
Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a full-body workout that includes strength training, cardio, core muscles and flexibility. It’s an amazing complete full body work out that will help your heart and head, as it involves thinking quickly while solving multiple problems on the go, just like life.
Absolutely! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport for everyone, and particularly excellent for women to learn self-defence. As leverage and skill, not strength, wins the majority of times.
Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly effective for self-defence because it focuses on ground fighting and submission holds, which can be used to control and neutralise attackers without causing permanent harm. It’s a wonderful tool for military law enforcement and security groups.
The time it takes to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu varies depending on the individual's dedication, training, and competition success. It typically takes 10-15 years of consistent training to reach the black belt level and requires a high level of commitment, dedication and determination.