Are you interested in learning more about the martial art and sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You've probably seen BJJ's use and effectiveness in mixed martial arts arenas like the UFC, PRIDE, and Bellator among others.
As a result, you may have one of two misconceptions about BJJ.
Number 1 - "It is only for hardcore bruisers that want to fight in the ring and in MMA."
While proficiency in BJJ is mandatory for an MMA fighter, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with decades of tradition and pedagogy. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes at the Dragon Gyms in Exton, Berywn, and Phoenixville are designed for beginners.
We teach you step by step, from basic techniques to the calisthenics you need. You will get in great shape and learn a spectacular martial art, all in a friendly, safe, and clean environment.
Number 2 - "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is only for sport, so it's not good for self-defense."
Actually, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is GREAT for self defense. The origination and design of BJJ and Gracie Jiu Jitsu was for a smaller defender to be able to fight off and subdue a larger assailant.
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is the martial art that fills the gaps that most other martial arts have.
You'll see TKD and Karate folks training in BJJ. You'll see Boxers and Kickboxers training in BJJ. You'll see self-defense systems (like Krav) adding BJJ to their curriculums.
Interested in classes or learning more about what BJJ is all about? The next step is to fill out the form below. We'll send you more information about BJJ, our class schedules, and some self-defense tips and tutorials. Dragon Gym has 3 convenient Jiu Jitsu programs in Chester County: Exton BJJ on Whitford Rd., Berwyn BJJ on Lancaster Ave., and Phoenixville BJJ on Starr St.