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New to Jiu Jitsu

Curious what happens at a jiu-jitsu academy? If you would fit it? How it would benefit you? Want to know how to get started?

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What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a sport, self-defense system and a fitness program. It is a martial art whose central theme is to control a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. It has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world. It relies on leverage and technique, rather than strength and size. This allows you to defend yourself against much bigger, stronger attackers. As a result, BJJ is a great sport for everyone – including women and kids.


It is one of the fastest growing martial arts, due (in part) to its great success in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Mixed Martial Arts in general. BJJ focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of getting into a position to force an attacker or opponent to submit or give up. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.

BJJ is also an intense, aerobic and anaerobic workout so your overall health and fitness will improve, including your flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness, ability to burn fat, and muscular endurance.

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Although many people start jiu-jitsu to learn self defense, they quickly learn that it is an addictive sport full of physical & mental benefits. You may find that you sleep more soundly, focus better at work/school, accomplish more of your goals and have a more optimistic outlook on life. People who regularly practice jiu-jitsu cite several common changes:

  • Improved Confidence

  • Rapid Weight/Fat Loss

  • More Energy

  • Less Stress

  • Better Focus at work/school

  • Deeper Sleep

  • Enhanced Athleticism (strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, condition, muscle tone)

  • Better Attitude & Overall Happiness

  • Healthier Lifestyle

Getting Started

Our FREE Trial Class is only available for Atlanta area residents. 

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Why Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Our mission is to bring world-class instruction and passion for jiu jitsu to inspire people to be their best selves and to help people build a skill set, that will perfect self-defense while also giving them the confidence to live a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. We believe jiu jitsu is more than just a sport, self-defense system, or fitness program; it’s a lifestyle that improves the whole person. The physical, mental, and transcendent benefits of jiu jitsu should be accessible to everyone, from beginner to world-class competitor and any age, sex, or ethnicity.

What's BJJ?
Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Why Smith Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Getting Started
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