What is BJJ? A short trip through the history of a young martial art.


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Since I started practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) a while ago, I have been asked the same question over and over again: What is BJJ? Although BJJ is becoming more and more popular in the recent years, many people have either only heard of it in the context MMA or not at all. In fact the term “grappling” does not make sense to many non-native English speakers, so I decided to read up on it and present it here: