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Back Bay Jiu Jitsu

Thanks to the popularity of organizations like the UFC, Bellator, and One FC, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world.


The benefits of BJJ are undeniable. Jiu Jitsu provides its practitioners with improved fitness, strength, self-defense, as well as a sense of achievement and community.  Come visit our jiu jitsu school in the heart of Boston and find out for yourself.

Hand Raised in Jiu Jitsu Victory
Putting jiu jitsu technique to the test.

What is Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu?

Jiu Jitsu first came to the U.S in 1904 when President Roosevelt invited Mitsuyo Maeda to the United States to teach Judo. Maeda later traveled to Brazil and taught the now famous Gracie family. The martial art didn't become popular in the United States, until a Brazilian named Royce Gracie shocked the world in the first ever UFC tournament. In the tournament Royce found himself fighting and defeating opponents who were significantly bigger than him. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or "Bjj" as it is sometimes called, is more than just another martial art. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches it's practitioners to rely on using technique, leverage, and critical problem solving skills to beat larger and stronger adversaries.

Jiu Jitsu also offers the ability to subdue and de-escalate a tense situation without needing to cause any physical harm, which is why it comes so highly recommended for those looking to improve their self defense capabilities. 

So much more than just another fitness routine

Tired of dumbbells and treadmills? Our Boston Jiu Jitsu school offers one of the most complete full body fitness routines you can find. With full body movements and resisting opponents you have the opportunity to get in incredible shape, learn a new life skill, and actually enjoy doing it!

Drilling new jiu jitsu technique.
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