Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Houston
Are you ready to master the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Professor Jonatas Eliaquim is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) and the head of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at O Athletik in Houston TX.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, is a martial art that is based upon ground fighting and grappling. It utilizes the skill of controlling one’s opponent by using various techniques that force them to submit. The popularity of BJJ is on the rise with televised MMA fighters commonly having a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The history and development of Jiu Jitsu overtime is powerful. If you are interested in taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Houston, O Athletik is the place to start!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for everyone! Men, women, and children as young as four years old can begin learning the disciplined art of BJJ. Jiu Jitsu is commonly known as a “gentle” art because it allows smaller, weaker people to use leverage against larger opponents. Jiu Jitsu also sharpens the mind as it heavily utilizes strategy and technique to beat your opponent. In a sense, it is a “game of human chess” implementing hundreds of concepts and techniques that you learn through training.
Of course Jiu Jitsu is an amazing workout! During our classes as you focus on learning new techniques, you will participate in drilling and grappling sessions that will quickly transform your body. Expect your weight to drop and your flexibility to increase as you begin BJJ at O Athletik.
One of the things we are most proud of is the way our coaches use BJJ to shape the character of their students. Not only will you grow stronger physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. You will learn to accept failure with grace and embrace determination so you can succeed. Our coaches strive to promote continuous self-improvement. With hundreds of techniques to master and discover each day, you will never stop learning. For a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Houston program, look no further than O Athletik. Check out our class schedule today.
Partnering with Cobrinha to Bring Elite BJJ to Houston
At O Athletik, we aim to bring the best resources to our patrons, which is why we are excited to now be affiliated with Cobrinha BJJ, a gym that specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Cobrinha’s unique specialization for this in-demand sport is something that we want to incorporate into our own facility here at O Athletik.
BJJ is a combination of martial arts and combat sports. It contains both grappling and ground fighting and is considered a part of MMA fighting. This is a good sport for those who have experience in other combat or martial arts sports and want to combine their skills. It’s also essential to know important BJJ moves even in mixed martial arts.
Hone Your Skills
For those who are seasoned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students, this new affiliation will bring even more honed training with instructors who know more about the sport than anyone else. Our elite BJJ students should look forward to gaining even more experience and skills.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is also great for beginners who are interested in gaining skills such as self defense and problem solving skills. Even outside of elite training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes with a host of benefits, of which you can read more about on our BJJ blog.
Whether you are a beginner, or are more experienced in this popular combat sport, there is a place for you at our gym. Check out our class schedule to join our next BJJ class.