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Known as the gentle art, Judo is a throwing and grappling art from Japan, created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, that focuses on throws instead of the takedowns seen in wrestling.  This art is an integral part of the Kajukenbo curriculum.  It is also the foundational art upon which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is built, and enhances the top game of any BJJ practitioners who takes it up.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Submission Grappling

BJJ is an adaptation of Judo that focuses on ground grappling, founded by Carlos Gracie Sr. and developed throughout the 20th century.  It has risen to prominence with its introduction as the main grappling art of the early UFC competitions.  Today, it is considered the preeminent ground grappling martial art.  Useful for self-defense, where an emphasis is placed on skill, not size, BJJ also has a very active competition 


Wrestling focuses on clinch work, throws, takedowns, and the corresponding defensive techniques.  One of the oldest martial arts in the world, wrestling focuses on the art of the takedown and pin.  

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