MMA BJJ Jiu Jitsu Techniques

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BJJ Techniques are highly effective at bully-proofing children and adults alike.

Jiu Jitsu is the art of using an opponent’s force against them, and BJJ techniques are even more adept at neutralizing an attacker even if you are knocked to the ground, which makes BJJ perfect for self-defense.

  • FACT: Bullying, physical assaults, and other forms of aggressive behavior are common occurrences, especially if you are female or young. The statistics are staggering.

Here at Marcus Aurelio’s MMA Miami Beach Jiu Jitsu Academy, we are taking a firm stand against bullying, harassment, and assault by giving you the tools to deal with conflict in a powerful manner.

Our brand of Jiu Jitsu focuses on the real world, and sets you up to succeed not only on the mats but in your daily life… by confidently and calmly using every advantage against an attacker if the need arises to defend yourself or your family.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques

The standard art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds on powerful sweeps, strong reversals, incapacitating chokes, debilitating arm locks, and unexpected leg locks, among a variety of other standing and ground-based BJJ techniques.

The real-world applications of our style of Miami Jiu Jitsu give you the leverage and confidence to stand your ground and defend yourself against bullies, attackers, and other sources of physical hostility.

Knowing how to control the situation gives you the advantage over an encounter, and our specific Miami Beach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu style will help you to:

Meet Every Challenge Head On -Then Take Them to The Ground.


BJJ Techniques - The Specifics and Applications

Inside Look: New to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, commonly referred to as BJJ, is an MMA, or mixed martial arts, technique with a storied history… and Marcus Aurelio is a storied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master in Miami with the best Jiu Jitsu Academy in Miami Beach.

Here is some of what Marcus Aurelio accomplished in his professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA career at the UFC and PRIDE before he moved to North Miami Beach to start a premier Jiu Jitsu Academy…

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Inside Look: What Makes BJJ the Best Option for Self-Defense?

Often referred to as “the ground game” by MMA insiders, the focus of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is addressing an opponent’s aggression and using it in your favor by being able to successfully handle what happens when an altercation is taken to the ground.

The techniques of BJJ focus on the principles of leverage, balance, and timingallowing someone of smaller stature or limited athletic ability to viably defend them self against a larger and stronger opponent even if that opponent gets a position on top of them.

Another major benefit of BJJ is the live sparring which the student gets to participate in every class. This allows the student to practice the techniques they’ve learned with near 100% resistance without “pulling any punches” so to speak. If a student is caught in a choke, arm lock, or leg lock by a sparring partner, they simply tap out and continue training injury free.

This allows the student to practice the techniques in a life-like situation so they never have to question whether or not they’d be able to recall a technique in a real self-defense situation on the street.

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BJJ FAQ: Miami Jiu Jitsu Style

Feel Free to Contact Us with Any Other Questions You Have

Q: I do not have any prior martial arts experience do you offer classes for beginners?

A: Our Miami Jiu Jitsu classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We do offer our BJJ fundamentals class for beginners twice a week to help you get started and build a solid foundation in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Q: What is the belt system for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A: For adults, there are 5 belts: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black. For children the belt system can vary by age depending on the school or association, but generally the ranks are: White, Yellow, Orange, and Green. For both adults and children, each rank has up to 4 stripes (degrees) before a promotion to the next belt level.

Q: How do I receive a Jiu Jitsu promotion and how often?

A: Students promotions are based upon the head coach’s assessment of their skills. This includes but is not limited to: consistency of training, ability to retain techniques learned, ability to apply techniques during live sparring, etc. The ranking process in BJJ MMA can be very subjective. Students are not promoted to a given belt level until they possess the skills that someone of that level should possess. Miami Jiu Jitsu (BJJ in Miami) is not the right art for you if you are looking to receive a new promotion every few months.

Q: How long does it take to achieve the rank of Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A: This varies from student to student. Generally, it takes anywhere from 1-2 years, but there have been exceptions depending on the student’s training and natural abilities.

Q: How long does it take to get a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A: This also varies from person to person. Generally, it takes upwards of 7-12 years if the student trains consistently during that whole time period, however, it’s completely subjective to the individual. There have been extraordinarily gifted individuals who have received their Black Belt in 2-3 years, but this is definitely an exception to the norm.

Q: I am over 40 years old, am I too old to attend BJJ classes?

A: No, many of my top students are over 40! As long as you make sure to work within your own abilities and give yourself time to recover you will do great! Remember, our Miami-style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on technique and leverage, not athleticism or youth. Train smarter, not harder!

Q: I am recovering from an injury that I suffered in the past and my doctor has cleared me to train. Will I be able to work into your BJJ classes slowly with my physical limitation?

A: Yes! The arts of Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are for everyone. We can work around any limitations that you may have, as long as you make the instructors aware of any exercises, drills, or techniques that are causing pain or discomfort.

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