Instructor teaches students the art, forms, and disciplines of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or kickboxing
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- Five Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Class Passes
- 10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Class Passes
- One-Month Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes
- For all options, customers must call trainer and make a reservation
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Size Doesn’t Matter
Brazilian jujitsu classes don’t just increase physical strength and stamina—they also teach practical self-defense techniques. Read on to learn more about this South American art.
If David and Goliath were to fight a rematch in Brazilian jujitsu, the odds might be even more in David’s favor. That’s because Brazilian jujitsu’s grappling techniques, such as mounts and joint locks, are designed to help fighters overtake opponents of virtually any size. A modified version of traditional Japanese jujitsu and judo, Brazilian jujitsu demands that fighters stay close to the ground, incorporating timing and leverage to take advantage of faster, stronger opponents.
Appropriately enough, the martial art of underdogs emerged largely because of a fighter who was forced to overcome physical disadvantages. Hélio Gracie, the youngest child of the Gracie family, was forbidden from learning to fight due to his often poor health and physical frailness. Around 1917, Hélio’s oldest brother, Carlos, began studying traditional jujitsu and judo techniques from Japanese fighter Mitsuyo Maeda. Worried for Hélio’s health, the family decided that the art should only be passed to the stronger sons. Undeterred, Hélio studied his brothers closely and began modifying the Japanese techniques to his advantage. Eventually, he crafted an enduring martial art and proved that strength and speed could be overcome with proper knowledge and technique. Blossoming out of the prodigious Gracie clan, the art, sometimes even referred to as Grace jujitsu, has since spread from South America to as far as Slovenia and Alaska, which is notorious for its polar bears well versed in karate.
About Fusion Academy
Professor Eddie Edmunds has been studying and training in the martial arts for over 25 years. A Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Pedro Sauer, Edmunds holds black belt rank in Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's martial system) and Kali (a Filipino weapon and blade martial art) under the Bihonte system.
Professor Edmunds has developed curricula and taught seminars for many different organizations. His innovative presentations challenge individuals to step outside their comfort zone to retrain the mind and body through martial arts techniques and principles. Edmunds has worked with members of the military and law enforcement, including Navy SEALS, Green Berets, and SWAT Team personnel.