The History Of Jiu Jitsu

Six Blades Jiu Jitsu Denver The History Of Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu Was Practiced By Samurai

The samurai dominated in various fighting techniques like knives, spears, bow and arrow and BJJ for hand-to-hand combat. BJJ highlighted itself with its characteristics of balance and flexibility to win over brute force.

Criminalization of Jiu Jitsu In Japan

With the opening of the Oriental Ports to the Western World, it was declared by the Japanese Emperor a crime against the homeland to teach BJJ in Japan. This was an attempt to preserve Jiu Jitsu culture exclusively for the Japanese people. However, after the First World War, there was a huge migration of Japanese citizens and Brazil was chosen as home by Conde Maeda Koma, the Japanese Champion at the time. Maeda arrived in the 1920’s at Pará where he met Gastão Gracie, a very influential man in Belém and Pará, who helped him adjust to the new city.

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The Birth Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Thanks to his friend, Maeda taught BJJ to Gastão’s oldest son, Carlos, who very quickly became an expert in the techniques and taught classes. But his brother, Hélio Gracie, is who developed BJJ as the sport is known today – the most perfect fighting style in the whole world. Hélio weighing only 63kgs has beaten competitors over 100kgs, proving that technique wins over strength. This culture, today known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, led us to expand our BJJ all over the world, even having Japan as one of the consumers of our art.

Jiu Jitsu The Gentle Art

The word Jiu Jitsu means “gentle art” due to its principle of giving in to win, using the weight and strength of your opponent against himself and also to create for each technique, a leverage that allows you to move an opponent much stronger and heavier. This guiding principle is to make the most efficient use of mental and physical energies.

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The Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

The translation of Jiu Jitsu is “The Gentle Art”. What this means is that the movements should be executed without force. This allows anyone to be able to train Jiu Jitsu and be successful at it. The efficiency has already been proven. With success through various martial art challenges with a range of disciplines in the 1950’s until the creation of MMA in the 1990’s.

This gives the student certainty that he won’t have any problems defending himself in daily life.

While training in the academy may not seem like a martial art that brings more than just confidence in defending yourself, our school has an atmosphere of companionship and fun that permeates through the discipline and respect our students learn with our teaching method. Beginners receive special attention with 20 classes specifically designed for this phase. After this period (60 classes) the level increases with access to the intermediate classes and then soon after the advanced. By this stage the student will already have a wealth of Jiu Jitsu knowledge. The Six Blades Jiu Jitsu is an academy for everyone regardless of age or previous knowledge of Jiu Jitsu. Come be part of this family too!

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Jiu Jitsu For Kids

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What does it take to be a champion?

Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction? To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. Six Blades BJJ Youth Program was created to provide children ages 3-13 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

Safe Yet Challenging

As a contact sport, Six Blades BJJ provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of Six Blades BJJ goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

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Our Youth Programs

Our Six Blades BJJ Youth Program is typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

  • Kinder (3-4 Years Old)
  • Little Champs (5-7 Years Old)
  • Juniors (7-12 Years Old)
  • Black Belt Club

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