Whether you are looking to compliment your training in martial arts, or to take on a new challenge, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most popular disciplines to practice. This relatively young martial art (that started out in Brazil in the 1920’s) is a mix of judo and traditional jiu-jitsu. BJJ is a type of ground wrestling traditionally practiced wearing a uniform (a kimono, or gi), but it can also be performed without a uniform (submission fighting). Each technique is designed to defeat the opponent by applying either a chokehold or a joint-lock (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle).
BJJ classes are now offered at Gatineau school under the direction of Christophe Tétard, BJJ black belt under Flavio Behring. Renshi Robert Ladouceur is the school’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu trainer. He has been training in BJJ for many years with several black belts (Royce Gracie, Royler Gracie, Robin Gracie), and of course with Christophe Tétard. Christophe visits the Gatineau school on a regular basis to hold seminars and training workshops. He is also in charge of exams and promotions.