Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was brought to Brazil by Mitsuyo Maeda (1878-1941), a student of Kodokan Judo with a history of challenging and interacting with other combat arts. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique - most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Driven Jiu Jitsu is proud to be a Drysdale/Zenith Brazilian Jiu Jitsu affiliate.
The Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association is a world-class organization dedicated to promoting the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world.
The Driven Jiu Jitsu program incorporates such disciplines as wrestling, grappling, Judo and No-Gi. We focus on techniques and training methods including takedowns, throws, sweeps, control positions and submissions that are tried tested and true. We also realize the importance of improvement and as such are ever-evolving by hosting/attending seminars and training with other BJJ programs.