We have introduced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at CityKidz. Mr Mark Sifris and his two coaches Storm and Zulu from Gracie Barra Illovo - Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Studio worked with selected Grade 1 learners. They started by teaching the incumbents defence mechanisms and self discipline. The team were amazing and will assist our children to become fully involved in this discipline. We look forward to this wonderful collaboration with Gracie Barra Illovo and Mr Mark Sifris.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. It prides itself in being known as the “gentle art”, allowing a smaller, weaker person to use leverage and submissions (chokes, locks) to defend himself against a bigger opponent. With origins in Judo (Newaza) and Japanese Jujutsu, it has since been adapted and modified by Carlos Gracie and his family to become the martial art it is today