Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a style of grappling that evolved from Judo in Brazil.  Like Judo, BJJ emphasizes the use of technique and leverage to conquer brute force, often enabling smaller athletes to defeat bigger and stronger opponents. Because of this, BJJ is sometimes referred to as “arte suave” (the gentle art).

Made famous by the Gracie family in the early days of the UFC, BJJ has exploded in popularity in the last 20 years. BJJ is perhaps the most realistic styling of grappling as applied to MMA competition, allowing strangle holds and joint locks to force an opponent to submit.  In BJJ a submission ends the match, much like a pin in wrestling.

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Submission Grappling

Submission grappling classes offer an adaption of jiu jitsu that is effective in Mixed Martial Arts competition.  Our members are regular participants in submission tournaments in the Houston area.

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Competition Jiu Jitsu

The GFTeam brand of BJJ beckons our athletes to compete at the highest levels.  A tight knit group of skilled competitors, our BJJ team is active in local tournaments and IBJJF events.

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Youth Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great activity for kids under 12.  The sport is very safe compared to high speed, high contact sports like football. Our classes teach technical fundamentals, in a fun, supportive environment.