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  • Gis, Belts and No Gi Clothes- What You Need to Know

    When you begin jiu jitsu , the first thing you will want to get is a Gi. The Gi is a 2 piece garment that typically comes in white, black or blue consisting of 2 pieces and tied with a cloth belt that indicates your rank within the sport. Jiu Jitsu Gi’s were adapted from common Judo uniforms. The top is a heavyweight cotton (typically a double weave) kimono style jacket and the pants are a lighter weight, ripstop fabric with a drawstring closure and reinforced knees. Typically, new students will purchase a Gi from their gym so that they can hopefully try on a few to get the correct fit and get the cool gym logo/patches. Most people also have a “backup” Gi to wear on ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Japanese Jiu Jitsu?

    If the words “Jiu Jitsu” bring to mind Samurai and swords, you are not far off! The martial art of Jiu Jitsu dates back to around 15 th century Japan. It stems from teaching Samurai how to fight without their katanas or bulky armor if they were to lose either in the heat of battle. Japanese Jiu Jitsu therefore contains more standing techniques including strikes, throws and in classical training; short or close-range weaponry. Typically, classical JJJ training is done using “kata” which is the repetition of a specific set of moves with your partner with minimal emphasis on actual sparring or “grappling” due to its goal of not just disabling, ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes in Wake Forest

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