Welcome to Pitt's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club's Website!

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Join Us Friday 7-10pm
@ Trees Multi-Purpose Room

Mitsuyo Maeda, a Judo shodan and ambassador of the Kodokan (though later kicked out of the Kodokan) traveled throughout the west demonstrating Judo and submission fighting.  He was then enlisted by politician Gastao Gracie, and taught his son, Carlos, Jujutsu.  Carlos went on to teach the art to his brothers, and so Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (TM) was born.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has emerged as the premier ground-fighting system, and is utilized by many, if not all, mixed-martial arts practitioners and competitors today.  The art focuses on using judo and wrestling to take one's opponent to the ground, control his position, and use joint-locks or chokes to disable him, ending the fight.