Jiu-Jitsu was brought over to Brazil from Japan via Mastre Mitsuyo Maeda. He was introduced to the very young Gracie brothers Helio and Carlos at the begining of the 20th Century. Helio was having trouble executing large throws requiring a lot of power. He began to develop a system designed for the smaller opponent to be able to take on a much larger more powerful adversary. BJJ is a highly effective discipline for use in self defense or competition. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program at Arena Combat Sports is dynamic, fun, and highly practical. All of our instructor are competitors or professional fighters at the highest level. You'll be learning techniques that have been tried and tested in battle. Everyone in our group is very helpful and has a desire to learn.