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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) finds its origins around 1925 with Carlos and his brother Helio Gracie.
The reputation of this martial arts discipline received a major boost at the end of last century when members of the Gracie family were competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) (United States) and PRIDE (Japan), the so-called No Holds Barred fights (NHB).

The Gracie's proved unbeatable. It was now clear that fighters who were solely counting on their kicks and punches, had great a disadvantage against a fighter who trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on taking your oponent down with a takedown, throw or shoot and thus force him to surrender by a submission, clamp / joint hyperextension or suffocation. By using the correct techniques BJJ offers a smaller and / or physically weaker person a way to defend him- or herself against a bigger / stronger opponent.

These features make BJJ so interesting for women!
The chances of a woman being attacked on the streets by means of kicking and punches are most likely smaller than an attacker trying to take her down and control her there (e.g. with a headlock).
Little does the attacker know that ground fighting is a BJJ practitioners bread and butter.

Trainer Steven Royakkers
BRASA TEAM DESSEL provides training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and grappling in a great accommodation at Topfighter Gym.

BRASA TEAM DESSEL is part of the international BRASA team, with Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as their headquarters.

Brasa Dessel trains under Felipe Costa (triple world champion) and Wim Deputter.

BRASA TEAM DESSEL offers both recreational and competition training. Our classes are generally technical, physical but with a great friendly atmosphere, with the purpose of teaching the student to properly defend himself.

If you're thinking about ​​practicing BJJ, then you've come to the right place ...
Besides improving our BJJ we find it extremely important to help each other out in our personal growth ... both technically and mentally.

Classes are taught by BJJ Black Belt Steven Royakkers who has been training with Felipe Costa and Wim Deputter since day one.
Steven has gained a lot of experience during matches and tournaments. He has a great spirit that he transmits to his students.
He is very passionate and always remains calm, taking his time to explain, again and again ... Just a top trainer!

If you think this might be something for you just come over for a free lesson.

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Topfighter Gym is part of the international BRASA team