If you’re looking for new challenges, a jump start to a new regimen, you are most welcome to join and train with us in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Learn throws, take-downs, submissions, and gain a balanced fundamental knowledge of the various positions and their offensive and defensive manoeuvres!
We look forward to training with you!
NBD Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Discipline is in Affiliation with Gringo Jiu-jitsu
Firstly, I would break down each segment of the meaning of Jiu jitsu or Jujitsu. In Chinese, Jiu or Ju(柔) means softness, gentleness; Jitsu(術); art or way. In physical discipline, Jiu-jitsu is a combative fighting skill and an effective way of self-defence. Jiu-jitsu means to apply an economical way to defeat opponent in fight or war with the martial arts’ disciplines. I think the meaning of the soft or gentle way of fighting art is totally misused in defining Jiu-jitsu. However, Jiu-jitsu means much more than just that. In fact it refers to pertain a martial art that goes further and beyond just the fighting method to defeat the opponent, it stresses the ocean of wide range of Chinese philosophy that has gone on in that country over the past three thousand years with moral and spiritual connotations in order to achieve enlightenment and personal development. In the philosophy of Taoism and Buddhism, true martial artist is to accept the spirit of the universe, to keep the peace of the world, to protect and cultivate all beings in nature. As Lao-Tze said it well, “Peace and quiet is the true path in the world.”
Since Jiu-jitsu was created by warriors in ancient time and its skills were tested in life and death battles, It was a complete fighting system pertaining strikes, kicks throws/takedowns, ground works, Submission techniques such as joint locks, chokes and others. At our school, we strongly emphasis jiu-jitsu on self-defense, but also training jiu-jitsu's orientation towards competition. The goal of the grappler is to close the distance safely and fast, then follow with a throw, takedown and submission. Sometimes, an effective throw could instantly end a fight. For those strikers who only practice striking will find themselves unable to execute an effective striking technique, and feel completely helpless because the situation is out of their element. Therefore, you may wonder if you should give up striking techniques and concentrate yourselves to grappling. My reply is a Big No! Grappling is no doubt possessing an efficient technique, but also has its limitations and strikers could apply numerous striking techniques by hands, elbows, kicks, knees to end a fight.
We all have different strength and weakness. For instance, if I have to defend myself against a striker, I certainly would not just use the striking techniques; likewise, if confronting a grappler, I would use some techniques that he is not familiar with. Well, let me make another example, say water, air, and food, which one is more important? If you ask a person who is dying of thirst in the desert, he surely chooses water; however, if a person is drowning, he definitely wants air; Again, if a person is dying of hunger, food will be his first choice. Therefore, we all realize all the above elements are essential and vital for us in order to survive and cannot live without one of them.
Along with jiu-jitsu immense strength on the ground comes its relative under emphasis of standing techniques, such as striking. To remedy this comparative lack, we provide students increasing amount of cross-training between the sports of BJJ and Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, as well as striking based arts such as: Kickboxing, Boxing, Kung-fu Karate, Sanshou, and Muay Thai.
In conclusion, there is a lesson to be learned regardless of how powerful your striking techniques may be, once you find yourself in the grappling range, the powerful striking techniques would become less effective. Likewise, if you only have the skill of grappling, and expect just to charge into your opponent and expect to execute a throw or take down, you may meet with a thunder strike that you would have no idea where it comes from. As I have said many times, a complete fighter should possess the skill in all fighting ranges.I'm a paragraph.
At Northern Black dragon, we conduct all classes with the utmost concern for safety, and we demand that all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed. At NBDMS, we don't teach people how to fight. We give people confidence so they don't need to fight.
Along with jiu-jitsu immense strength on the ground comes its relative under emphasis of standing techniques, such as striking. To remedy this comparative lack, we instill our students at an early age the essential of cross-training between the sports of BJJ and Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, as well as striking based arts such as: Kickboxing, Boxing, Kung-fu Karate, Sanshou, and Muay Thai. Watch below video and judge for yourself!
Grapplers Quest-2010 Canadian National Championships
The skill level of the competitions are high and fierce. Team results from Grappler's Quest - Kids division - Rank # 2
Overall "Best Grappling Team in Canada" for 2010 - Rank # 6
High-octane, Electrify, Devastating Strikes and Brutal Throws And Takedown.
Ontario Sport Jiu jitsu(MMA Striking and Grappling) Championship in Kitchner/Waterloo on November 13, 2013.
Results from our Nine Little Black Dragon Warriors, who were not only represented Northern Black Dragon Martial Arts Academy, but also represented London, Ontario at the Toronto Expo MMA Sport Jiu-jitsu Tournament which was a mixed belts regardless of their belt ranking from white to Black Belt on June 12, 2010. We came back with great deal of achievement with total of 18 Medals(11 Golds, 5 Silvers, 2 Bronzes) as our warriors fought with hearts and passions and was ranked # 1 in Ontario.
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