Jiu-jitsu is the most ancient martial art and is the most complete art of self defense. Its origin is quite controversial, it was first attributed to India, then China, Japan, and Brazil—where it became superior to all other styles of jiu-jitsu, making Brazil the world’s center of this precious art.
The sport of jiu-jitsu brings out a competitive side where the athlete demonstrates his physical & psychological conditions, techniques, and abilities with the objective of rendering his opponent into submission.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themself against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique — most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
The valid moves are those which seek to neutralize, immobilize, strangle and apply any kind of pressure on the twisting joints, as well as knocking down one’s opponent by take-down.
Competitions are the lifeline of the sport; it is the most important aspect for all those directly or indirectly involved.