Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great martial art for learning great combat techniques, self-defense or just to practice a sport. Due to its techniques, even a smaller and weaker person can deal with a bigger and stronger opponent, because the main focus is to take the battle on the ground and to use the right combination of chokeholds and joint-locks. A great number of people train in this martial art throughout the world, and even our club has a large number of students willing to find out the BJJ’s secrets and other related sports.
Just like any other sport club, we like participating in competitions. Last week he had the honor of entering the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in North America, called the IBJJF Pan-American Championship, and second largest in the world. The first event hold under this name took place in 1995, when just 250 sportsmen attended the competition. Today, this BJJ contest became so popular that it hosts thousands of competitors each year. The location is also changed for every edition, so that more people can find out about this amazing sport and martial art.
Our club, the Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu managed to have three trainees up on the podium. Byron Takeuchi was placed third at the Master Blue belt level, Renato MIgliaccio was placed third at the Master Black belt level and Evandro Nunes also took the third place for the Adult Black belt level. So we really can say we are proud of our results, being able to stand up in the crowd between so many great fighters in that competition. It is a sign that what we do is done with dedication and commitment, and that the techniques learned in class were assimilated efficiently, in order to achieve high scores in competition.
But attending competitions is not a priority for our club. Only the trainees who want it will join contests and we will offer our best support, of course, if the case. Most of our students do not attend competitions at all. They just like to come at the club and enjoy a great way to keep fit and prepared for unwanted situations. And we are more than happy to pass own our knowledge and training to whomever wishes to learn BJJ, without the requirement of participating in any competition. Besides the traditional BJJ classes, you can also join trainings for Glendora or Walnut fitness, great for body shape and keeping fit. We mainly promote a healthy lifestyle, driven by sports and physical movement.
So if you want to try something different, BJJ might just fir you very well. You can tone your muscular system and be prepared for self-defense by learning efficient techniques. If you think BJJ is too tough for you, then you can also join the fitness classes and stay in shape without any physical contact. You are more than welcomed to enter the lines of our trainees and experiment a new and exciting lifestyle. Here are the phone numbers if you make up your mind and want to try out our training programs.