Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art. The aim is to get the opponent to the floor as quickly as possible and then to continue the fight on the floor. The idea underlying this discipline is that with the right skills and moves a small or weaker person can defend himself against a stronger and larger person.

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The training sessions consist of three elements: the warming up, skills and sparring. The warming up entails exercises specific to BJJ that ensure better blood flow to the muscles, diminishing the likelihood of injury during training. Following the warming up, time is devoted to skills training and BJJ moves and principles are practised with a partner. The last part of the training session involves sparring. Sparring is an important component of BJJ in which the exercises and principles taught earlier in the lesson are applied in practice against a moving opponent.


Shely dos Santos Santana

Shely started practicing Capoeira when he was eight years old. In 2007 he started as a Capoeira instructor, until 2013 in Argentina. Besides Capoeira, Shely started kickboxing in 2004. In 2009 he had his first professional fight.

Practical Information

24 participants
All levels
Ticket hour

You must wear a Jiu Jitsu suit (Gi) to take part in this lesson.