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What is Brasilien Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting (ne-waza)

and submission holds. BJJ came from Japanese jiu-jitsu and other grappling-based arts from Japan. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was developed in 1920 by Brazilian brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastão Jr.

BJJ focuses on taking an opponent to the ground, gaining a dominant position, and using different techniques to subdue the opponent by using joint locks or chokeholds. BJJ can help

smaller and weaker people successfully defend themselves against bigger and stronger opponents

by taking down and using different locks and holds to defeat them.


Who will be teaching?

GILJITSU Professor Gil Giovinazzo started BJJ in in 2010 at the Arruda Academy in Adelaide,

South Australia. He then joined the Kiko Melo Academy in Crissier (VD) Switzerland for 5 years.

Since 2019 he is teaching the Beginners and Advanced classes at the Frota Academy in Zürich.

Gil will offer his experience rich teaching at BXNG, to continue to transmit his passion for the sport. He strives to pass on not only the technical skills of Jiu Jitsu, but also the values of respect,

integrity and perseverance. His courses are designed to accommodate all levels, from enthusiastic beginners to advanced practitioners looking to perfect their art.

“My commitment goes beyond teaching techniques, I cultivate discipline, self-confidence, and mutual respect. Whether you are here to improve your fitness, develop self-defence skills or simply immerse yourself in a new passion, you will find your place among us.”


Experience needed?

No. We encourage anyone interested in what this sport/training is about to come for a free trial training. BJJ, like any other martial art, requires regular practice. In order to learn the technique properly two classes a week is recommended. Is BJJ included in the normal class passes? Yes, you will be able to attend BJJ with our usual class passes. As time goes on, we may offer s special class pass to those only attending BJJ. Unlike our other Martial Arts offerings, BJJ is a sport where the participant wears a Gi. For the trial lesson it is not necessary to wear a Gi; loose fitting, comfortable, light weight fitness clothes are fine. It is recommended to avoid wearing clothes with pockets to avoid the risk of someone's foot or hands getting caught and tearing the garment.  


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