Brazilian Jiu Jitsu : A Style Of Martial Arts Essay

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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, or BJJ, is a style of martial arts, modified from the ancient Japanese art of Jiu-jitsu by the Gracie family and others, based on using an opponent’s momentum and leverage against them for defense. It involves take-downs and grappling, and has become a large sport that can be seen incorporated in the televised sport Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA. BJJ is a high intensity sport that involves endurance training as well as resistance training and explosive power. There are two types of BJJ, either Gi or no-Gi, and matches can be different depending on someone’s fighting style. Points are awarded during the fight for maintaining dominant positions such as the mount, side control, and back. They are also awarded for getting out of these positions with a sweep.. Matches are usually around five minutes long and can be quick paced anaerobic movements, slow calculated aerobic exercise, or a combination of the two. The round can be won by points or by submission such as a choke or joint lock. A fighter needs to be prepared for any kind of match, so training involves long periods of high intensity workout, stretching, resistance training, and technique repetition.
Endocrine Response
Beginners of this sport often find themselves out of breath and fatigued quickly and often don’t start with the physical capabilities needed for the sport. When beginners start training they quickly reach their VO2max, which stimulates a stress response and signals for…

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