Traditional & Authentic Martial Arts for the whole family
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu system provides a full
set of self defense techniques (defesa pessoal), for both men and women that
are used against common attacks such as headlocks, bear hugs, hair grabs, and
rape to mention only a few.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a wonderful complement to a stand up based
Martial Art such as Karate. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu combined with Karate will
develop a stronger, more balanced and complete Martial Artist.
All ancient cultures were believed to have had some form of grappling, many
believe that it began with Alexander the Great in ancient Greece. However,
China and Mongolia had wrestling long before Japan had Jiu Jitsu.
Jiu Jitsu began in Japan in 1532, its primary use was for warfare. It had
to be modified to make it safe for the general public. After the Feudal
period in Japan, Professor Jigoro Kano developed his own system of grappling
called Judo. Kano believed that ground fighting was not as important as
achieving the throw or take down, so ground fighting was no longer emphasized
and it became weak in Judo practitioners. Soon more rules were added so
that it could become an Olympic sport, this hindered it as a realistic form of
Esai Maeda (1915) then transformed the art into more of a realistic form of
self defense focused on ground fighting skills. The concept is that most
fights end up on the ground and most stand up fighters have no idea what to do
once they find themselves there. Meada had moved to Sao Palo to help establish
a Japanese immigration colony. There he met Gastao Gracie. There
Maeda taught Gracie the basic Jiu Jitsu principles and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was
Master Flavio Behring began learning Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old, in
1947. Master Flavio Behring and his son Professor Sylvio Behring (7th
Degree Black Belt) have brought Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Progressive Guard
system all over the world as a self defense system.
over 25 years of teaching and training in the Martial Arts, Toronto's legendary
MMA trainer, Professor Shah Franco is one of the most respected and well-known
Traditional and Modern Martial Arts Instructors in all of Ontario. A Master of
Traditional Karate, Professor Franco was one of the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
practitioners to be ranked to Blackbelt in Canada directly under the legendary
Master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor, Sylvio Behring, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.