About The Academy

Our Mission: To Create An Ego-Free Environment To Work Hard & Play Hard In.

At Fabin Rosa BJJ Belle Isle, we pride ourselves on creating a BJJ environment that is fun, educational, safe, and empowering. It’s a requirement that everybody leaves their ego at the door. What we practice is a martial art and can be dangerous, if not downright lethal. However, if practiced correctly, it can be playful while still being intense and challenging. Our jiu-jitsu classes are designed for any experience or age, from kids to professionals, where they can grow their martial art style in a safe and educational setting. We even offer a one-week free trial, where you or your kids can come in and see what BJJ is all about.

We make it our mission for everybody who comes in, no matter what age or size, to find like-minded practitioners ready to take their self-defense, physical fitness, and enjoyment of the art to the next level.

BJJ History

A True Martial Art That Has Stood The Test Of Time.

“Jiu-jitsu is personal efficiency to protest the weaker, which anyone can do. It is the force of leverage against brute force.”

Helio Gracie

Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie & Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Carlos Gracie is known as the Founder and Creator of Modern Jiu-Jitsu (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation of the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique and leverage. Most notably, by taking the fight to the ground and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. This is a key difference from Muay Thai, where fighting traditionally takes place upright. There are other differences between the two, but fundamentally, BJJ and Muay Thai are two pretty different styles of martial arts.

BJJ, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, training can be used for sports grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions or self-defense. Sparring(commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. Our jiu-jitsu classes are designed to teach you BJJ techniques but also the history and core fundamentals of this style.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport. A method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

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