Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the gentle art (arte suave in portugese) that uses leverage, weight distribution, techniques over power. It gives the small person the ability to defend against much bigger and stronger people. BJJ is very much like Judo, but has more freedom in terms of allowed techniques and has a much stronger focus on the ground game.


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Nov. 27, 2016Amsterdam Open 2016

20/11/2016 - Sporthal Karelrijk, Amstelveen

Today a big part of the Gracie Barra Groningen Jiu Jitsu team together with coach Ezra took the journey to Amsterdam. Everybody was motivated to show the ability to compete and gain experience. The Amsterdam Open began 11 o’clock, so the team arrived half an hour earlier for the first weigh ins. Everybody made weight so the competition could go on.

Oct. 15, 2016Flevo Open 2016

On Saturday, the 17th of September six of us competed at the Flevo Open. The tournament was held in the huge Topsporthal in Almere and with nearly 400 competitors this was one of the biggest tournament in The Netherlands. A great way to kick off the new competition season!

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