Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to, Luiz Franca and Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notable by applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.
BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi an no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defence.
Sparring (commonly referred to a “rolling”) and live drilling play a major roe in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1992, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese Ji-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and ultimately a way (Do) of life.
BTB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is affiliated to Australian Elite Team (AET) – the Number 1 BJJ training academy in Victoria under the guidance of Head Coach, Ninos Dammo.
Collectively with over 40 years experience in martial arts our BJJ Coaches Peter Sikiric and Dominic Sculli bring you a wealth of experience and expertise having trained in Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo & Freestyle Wrestling.
Together they create a welcoming and informative environment where you will be extended at every opportunity to ensure you reach your full potential.
Peter has primarily been studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) since 2001 and has been sharing his knowledge through teaching since 2008.
As well as continuing to study BJJ, Peter has also been studying Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
He has competed in numerous Victorian and Pan-Pacific Championships in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has currently fought three (3) bouts in C-Grade Shooto (Modified Rule MMA).