Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger 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 (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) 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.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: 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 (Do) of life.
Professor George Wehby is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Professor Tony Passos (Atos). With over 30 years in the Martial Arts, George also holds Black Belt ranks in Goju Karate (Robert Roach) and Nisei Kito Ryu Jiu-Jitsu (Sergio DeCasien).
George is a Personal Defense expert and served as the television Host of Personal Defense on the Sportsman Channel for 2 Seasons. George is a former Marine, former Police Officer, former Federal Air Marshal and former Tactical Instructor for the U.S. State Department contract company Triple Canopy, Inc. George has been teaching Martial arts for over 12 years to men, women and children. He has a methodical, direct and practical teaching style that allows students to reach their goals in record time. George is an experienced and successful competitor; however, most importantly as a coach, he has led students to the medal podium at the highest levels of the Sport.
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‘Headhunter Cross Fit & MMA’ is an independent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy located at 3740 Resource Drive in Tuscaloosa, United States