Jiu Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is widely regarded as the world’s most effective grappling art.
Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (both gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Once a student has sufficient experience, sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training.
The best thing about BJJ is that it is really for everybody … regardless of size, age, strength, fitness level, and so on, everybody can train BJJ. Please click on each of the class options to learn a little more about what to expect in each one. We look forward to having you join us on the mats!
Industrial Strength is proud to be Portland’s affiliate of Impact Jiu Jitsu, one of the largest and most respected Jiu Jitsu academies in the Pacific Northwest. Impact Jiu Jitsu was established in 1998 and has has over a dozen Impact affiliates in Oregon (and more recent additions in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Arizona), you are sure to be welcomed with open arms wherever your travels take you!
* Our BJJ & kickboxing program is available to ages sixteen (16) and up *