About 313 BJJ

Fabio Lima and Zander Heinen opened the first Brazilian jiu jitsu school in Detroit city, when the two long time practitioners took a leap, walking away from the renowned Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City.  Zander, a Michigan native saw a need for Jiu-Jitsu in the Downtown Detroit area and opened the academy with Fabio in the Fall of 2015 with the express permission of Marcelo Garcia himself. 313 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the official Marcelo Garcia Detroit Association

Programs Offered:

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    • Fundamentals 1
    • Fundamentals 2
    • Advanced
    • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

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 that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo through Carlos and Hélio Gracie (who passed their knowledge on to their extended family) as well as other instructors who were students of Maeda, such as Luiz Franca.

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. (Wikipedia)

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