When I was first looking for a martial art to learn in 2017 I consistently ran into the acronym BJJ. I wanted to provide a succinct definition for anybody looking into the acronym.
BJJ stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ is a grappling martial art that emphasizes joint-lock and choking-oriented submissions. It was adapted from Judo in Brazil by the Gracie family around 1920 after being introduced by a traveling Japanese Judoka Mitsuyo Maeda in 1917.
If you are interested in what you would expect in your first class of BJJ check out my post here.
Another article you might be interested in that touches on the culture of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the origins of the word “Oss” which is commonly used by BJJ athletes that I wrote about here.