Image Credit: John Lamonica

Image Credit: John Lamonica

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

"BJJ" is a martial art and combat system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals (Japanese: Ne-waza). This martial art discipline became its own combat art through adaptations of Judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie - the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as we practice today.

BJJ promotes the combative fighting concept that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, and heavier opponent by using proper technique, leverage, and taking the fight to the ground to employ a system of joint-locks and chokes to defeat one's adversary.

 
John Danaher

John Danaher

BJJ at The Compound - Kid’s & Adult Classes

Our vision for teaching BJJ at The Compound is simple: teach everyone to each person's ability and interest.

For those beginning their journey in BJJ, we aim to teach concepts and fundamentals in an environment free of egos and arrogance - everyone helps everyone improve. Our foundation is built upon self-defense and self-improvement. 

For those that have been a part of the BJJ journey, our vision is to breakdown the walls of BJJ in order to make it better.  The Compound's vision of BJJ is one that is borderless and free of "styles".  Being a Subject Matter Expert is, in our opinion, limiting.  We aim to teach all "styles" of BJJ whether it be for Self-Defense, application to MMA, Leg Locks, or specific guard types. We truly feel that those training at The Compound should have the opportunities to learn all styles of BJJ.