Bjj As A Martial Art

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Martial arts is a very popular way to stay fit and learn self defense, most common of the martial branch of martial arts are Karate, Kenpo, Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do and so much more which are rather concentrated of the martial arts of the South East Asian Region of the world. Movies that belong to martial arts genre are mostly oriental in nature compared to anything else. The western people were touched by some of the martial arts movies. Martial art terms like Kimono, Katana and Chi which are oriental in nature are very popular in the West.

Although sword fighting is also a martial art, which is common in the western world, it really didn’t catch up with the popularity of the eastern martial arts. But lately a western martial art has emerged from seclusion and into the limelight of films, actually there are two of them but they both came from one place. One of them is the kicking martial art as shown in the movie rooftops that the strong alone can practice and what is called by many as Capoeira in Brazil. The popularity of Capoeira was overshadowed by the emergence of a popular martial art from Brazil in 1993 which is called Jiu Jitsu and gained prominence by the octagonal ring of the ultimate fighting championship and created a significant turnaround in every Jiu Jitsu generic school around the world.

The Brazilian martial art form has grown in popularity to have its own line of equipments and clothing for use in its competition matches or dojo and finding the right Bjj Gi – which is a Brazilian term for a Jiu Jitsu counterpart equivalent to a Karate Kimono is very important. This new martial art form called Jiu Jitsu is all about grappling and throwing your opponent and hence your counterpart must be strong, durable and be be able to withstand the fall and mats used in the competitions.

Karate Kimonos like Jiu Jitsu Gi which are too thin will rip up after a few rounds of practice in a dojo. You and your opponents cannot be able to take a hold of Judo Gis which will be too loose to grip. No partner gets a strong grip holding the Bjj Gi’s which are designed to withstand the abuse and give less advantage to both opponents.

Not only does the Bjj Belts help to fasten the Bjj Kimonos in place but they also do have their own uses like displaying your rank or level in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu art form. Every martial art has its own ranking and leveling system which is every essential for every martial art enthusiast to show his level of expertise and also the level of discipline and level of hard work along dedication that has gone into the mastering of martial art.

There is no doubt that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great martial art that can teach you discipline and promote good health and fitness as well as save your life when such a situation arises. You can buy your Bjj Gis, Bjj belts and other equipments online to be closer to the level you want to achieve in the Brazilian martial art Jiu Jitsu.

Author is an expert writer on Bjj Gi and Bjj belts.

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This article was published on 2010/12/22