BJJ: The Gentle Art

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as the name implies, originated in Brazil. ”BJJ” emphasises ground fighting, and is considered to be a martial art, combat sport and self defence method. With a heritage in jujutsu, the art promotes the concept of a smaller and weaker person defending him or herself from a larger one by using technique and leverage. It requires great focus in order to learn how to overcome the opponent through the use of joint-locks and choke-holds.

Training a martial art is one of the most beneficial things you can do, both mentally and physically. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, however, is more than this. It’s a way of life, because it promotes not only physical activity, but also improvements to your character: simply put, it can make you into a better person.

The Many Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

No Natural Talent Needed
Technique is the only proof in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You do not need any natural talent to succeed at BJJ; hard work and perseverance are the only qualities required to climb to the top.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu develops the confidence to accomplish your goals in life. No other sport puts you in positions where – at full speed – you have to overcome size and strength disadvantages, keep cool under stress, and face your fears of confrontation and physical damage.

Physical Conditioning
People who begin BJJ often have the intention of training no more than a couple of times a week but there is so much to learn and it’s so much fun that it truly does become a lifestyle choice, with positive consequences for health, weight-loss and overall conditioning.

“Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you can learn about yourself, and how to become a better person. You’re going to discover your limits and how to react in both good and bad situations.”
Rafael Haubert, BJJ Head Coach

We’ve welcomed many BJJ superstars through our door in recent times. To name but a few: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Leo Vieira, Lucas Leite, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Rafael Mendes, Cobrinha Charles, Roger Gracie, Renzo Gracie. Stay tuned to #TNDNews for the latest updates on all our special guests!

BJJ Class Requirements

The first BJJ trial class should be booked in advance: please contact us today to reserve a place!

What you need to bring
  • Patience and a willingness to learn
  • Otherwise, for gi classes it’s gi/kimono and belt, and for no-gi, rashguard and board shorts. A mouthguard is advisable also for sparring. For your first trial class a rental gi is available: Book today!
  • All ages welcome, from age five to retired: you’re never too old!
  • Good hygiene: Ensure your fingers and toes are well-groomed. If you have long hair, put it up in a ponytail or bun. You should also remove any piercings and jewellery to prevent injury.

What's in it for me?

Why should I start this discipline?

Reasons to start BJJ

Become a true warrior. Compete in tournaments. Build lasting friendships. Increase your confidence and self-discipline. Learn humility, respect, and how to master the ego.

With a league of extraordinary coaches and star guests, Team Nogueira Dubai offers you the very best of BJJ in the UAE.
Join us: the possibilities are endless!

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