Next Edge Jiu Jitsu One Combat Sioux City, Iowa


In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Aaron Thiele

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo YanoMitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own combat sport through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlosand Hélio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz França.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling” within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.

It is not solely a martial art; it is also a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people, and ultimately a way of life.

Here at One Combat Academy, we follow the NEXT EDGE ACADEMY curriculum created by BJJ Black Belt Bruce Hoyer and it is broken down so everyone, Seasoned in the gentle art or brand new to the mats can succeed and achieve in the program. This program allows you to study at home with our Online training site to maximize the time spent on the mats perfecting your technique. We focus on a “family first” motto. We take care of our own and want you to feel welcome at all time. Competition is not a must here at One Combat Academy but we do having fun competing and winning! Stop in and talk with our coaches today and find out why One Combat Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is right for you!