Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the hottest martial art forms right now. With a strong focus on grappling and ground fighting, this self defense system is not solely a martial art; it's also a method for promoting physical fitness, self esteem, discipline and building character. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows a smaller and weaker person to defend against a larger and stronger attacker by using leverage and specific techniques that include joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat their assailant. Because of this, it's become one of the most popular martial art forms for women interested in learning self defense skills.
The emphasis of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to get your opponent to the ground in order to neutralize the superior reach and more powerful attacks of a larger and stronger opponent. Once on the ground, the trained technician can overpower their opponent using ground fighting techniques, submission holds, joint-locks and chokeholds.
Once you've taken ahold of your opponent, there's many techniques to take the fight to the ground including takedown techniques and "pulling guard" where you sit straight down or jump up and wrap your legs around your opponent. Once your opponent is on the mat there's a number of maneuvers you can use to get yourself into a suitable position to apply a submission technique.