Our mission is to empower today’s youth to face the hurdles of life by learning discipline and
good fundamentals in a positive atmosphere through the great art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
We are an academy designed to teach kids the techniques of BJJ in a fun, yet instructional atmosphere.
Our instructors are great motivators, and will instill a sense of discipline and respect among our students.
We keep our classes professional and recognize that setting a good example
through our own actions and attitude will help reflect good habits in our students.
We are an affiliate gym of Tsunami Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Torrance and Culver City, California.
OUR 8 IDEALS
RESPECT - CONFIDENCE - POSITIVITY - DISCIPLINE - INTEGRITY - STRENGTH - HONOR - SUCCESS
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that traces back to ancient Japan's samurai warriors. It's origins are from Kodokan Judo techniques and was introduced to the Gracie family in Brazil many years ago. Helio Gracie, the youngest and most frail of the Gracie children, adapted the methods and techniques they learned and developed a self defense fighting system that is basis of the jiu-jitsu practiced today.
Helio taught his sons and as a family they are credited with bringing jiu-jitsu to the United States. One of his eldest sons, Rorion Gracie, moved to Torrance, California and began teaching the art to anybody interested out of his garage. He decided to start the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) as a way of showcasing how effective jiu-jitsu was against every other martial art and fighting style. After pitting his youngest, smallest and weakest brother against the top fighters in the country from each discipline, his brother Royce won the first 3 out of 4 UFC events tournament-style, meaning he fought multiple times in the same night without rounds or time limits, often being significantly outweighed.
After Royce's success in the UFC, jiu-jitsu was introduced as an incredibly effective fighting and self defense system that allows a smaller, weaker person to successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier attacker by using proper leverage, techniques, joint locks and chokeholds. BJJ training can be used for self defense situations, as well as for sport grappling tournaments offered today.