(ESJJ) Arena Fight  Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu till i die

BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be trained for self defense, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts competition and has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Translated as “the gentle art,” Brazilian jiu-jitsu focuses on using strength and technique in the most efficient way possible to control and overcome opponents of greater size, strength and aggression. With its roots in the Japanese jiu-jitsu of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the art found its way to Brazil in 1910, when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese jiu-jitsu and judo expert, emigrated to the country. There he became friends with Gastao Gracie, an influential businessman who helped Maeda get established. In return, Maeda taught jiu-jitsu to Gracie’s sons, who became very proficient in the art, eventually passing on Maeda’s teaching in their own schools. The many additions, modifications, and refinements to the art made by the Gracie family were tested against other styles with great success, propelling Gracie jiu-jitsu into the martial arts world and creating a tradition that lives on today.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coaches

Ben Davis
Ben is the full-time BJJ coach at Shaolin MMA Academy. He is a BJJ purple belt & European NoGi BJJ Champion
Rowan Lovett
Rowan is a coach at Shaolin MMA Academy. He's a BJJ blue belt & is a fanatic Jiu Jitsu pratitioner. He is new to the competition seen & recently won a Bronze medal at the Irish Open & a Silver medal at the DCU Open
Hugo Borim (centre)
Hugo Borim is Head BJJ coach at Shaolin MMA Academy in Galway. Hes a BJJ Brown Belt & World BJJ Champion. He has won multiple National BJJ titles in his home country of Brazil. He regularly teaches seminars at our Academy. He runs his own gym in Dublin called Arena Fight Fitness. If your ever in Dublin go check him out
Head BJJ Coach Hugo Borim Beats SBG's Philip Mulpeter via Knee-bar in No-Gi Super Fight
Indra Davis & Curtis Ori Orison both take Gold & Silver Medals at Dublin Open