Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is arguably the most effective form of self defense. This art gained popularity in the 90s, when Royce Gracie used it to defeat much larger opponents in no holds barred fighting.
Students begin with the basics, learning how to properly move on the ground and on their feet. Throws, submissions, pins and escapes are taught during the technical aspect of classes. By studying these techniques, students gain an understanding of leverage and positioning which form the foundation of the art.
As students become more comfortable with the basics, they begin sparring. Sparring can be the most challenging, interesting and FUN experience rolled into one. Students attempt to utilize their techniques against one another, which results in a great workout and learning experience. In time, you will learn how to gain better control of an adversary, while using less muscular effort. You will also develop increased agility and balance.