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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Country of origin Brazil
Parent arts Judo
Focus Grappling, especially ground fighting


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an art that came from Judo and other grappling-based arts from Japan. The main creators were the Gracie family.

Note: At the time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed from Judo, Judo was considered to be a form of Jujutsu. This is why it's referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.