About London BJJ

London BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in London, Ontario which runs out of the Family Karate Centre’s dojos.  Our goals are simple; provide recreational fun, promote health & fitness and offer students a safe and enjoyable place to learn and train the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self defence.

What is BJJ?

BJJ stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It is a derivative of early Kodokan Judo which was, at the time, a recently-developed system that was based on multiple schools of Japanese jujutsu.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique.  BJJ can be trained for many reasons including general fitness and health, self defense, sports competition and mixed martial arts competition.   Sparring, which is commonly referred to as ‘rolling’, and live drilling both play a major role in training.