Brazilian Jiujitsu is a sport based on grappling, fighting on the ground and using holds to make your opponent submit. BJJ is good for self-defence, as well as being a combat sport, due to its emphasis on taking an opponent to the ground and getting yourself into a dominant position. You can then use a variety of techniques to submit them via joint locks or chokeholds.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu was initially developed in 1925. It was created by Brazilian brothers Carlos, Oswaldo, Gastoa Jr., George, and Helio Graci, after being taught by a travelling Japanese Judoka. Over time BJJ became its own combat sport through adaptations of Gracie jiu-jitsu and Judo. It is now essential martial art for modern MMA.
BJJ has been built around the idea, taken from traditional Japanese jujutsu, that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent. This is why our Jiujitsu classes at Corefit UK are great for both men and woman of all levels.
Our Jiujitsu classes are taught by former 2 promotion MMA World Champion, Yannick Bahati.
Yannick has a wealth of knowledge in Jiujitsu, after training from white belt to brown belt under Braulio Estima and Norbert Norwak at Gracie Barra in Birmingham, and then received his black belt under Jude Samuel and Chiu Kwon Man.
Yannick has also competed at the London International Open IBJJF in Jiujitsu, becoming British Open Champion as well as being a Junior National Coach.