Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the core principle that a smaller, weaker person, using leverage and proper technique, can successfully defend themselves against a larger, stronger attacker. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for self defense, sport grappling competitions and mixed martial arts (MMA). Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, with a premium placed on performance, especially in competition.
If your goal is to become a fighter or to be able to defend yourself completely, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers significant advantages over most other martial arts.
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was designed as a fighting system to defeat other martial arts, where other martial art and combat styles all specialize in defeating untrained opponents or opponents using that style.
The military and FBI have recognized the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a martial art not only for sportive contests but in the real world as well. For a soldier, knowledge of martial arts is life and death, not a hobby or a film script. The US Army chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to be the core of their combative programs.
Today, it is hard to find any elite military or law enforcement agency that does not incorporate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the foundation of their training.
Gain effective skills on the ground with a total physical workout in a fun and controlled environment. Robson “Robinho” Moura, 8X World Champion leads up this amazing team! He has trained alongside legends such as, BJ Penn, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Gustavo Dantas, John Lewis, Toni Pontes, Renato “Charuto” Verissimo, Thales Leites, Leonardo Santos, Rafela Carino, and Leonardo Nyza.
Sensei Sparks, who earned his BJJ Brown Belt in the spring of 2019, trains directly under Steve Synder, 1st Degree Black Belt (Robson Moura BJJ). These two individuals are setting the standard around the world for the best competitors and coaches.
Team Sparks has recurring training sessions with RMNU affiliates within the Mid-Atlantic area; many of them with top instructors from Brazi.
Sensei Sparks with Professor Steve Snyder
Sensei Sparks with 8X World Champion Robson Moura