Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system created by the legendary Gracie family. Especially instrumental to the art’s development was Helio Gracie, the youngest of the five Gracie brothers. Due to his thin and frail physique, he was forced to adapt the techniques he learned, so that a smaller, weaker person could overcome an adversary of greater size and strength. In the prime of his career, Helio Gracie would accept and defeat challenges from much larger, heavier, and stronger men, in his quest to prove the superior effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is originally derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century. Check the schedule and contact us about a free class.