Judo is a throwing based art from Japan.  The name Judo means "the gentle way" and is an Olympic sport taught in countries around the world as a sport as well as a martial art.  

Like the other grappling arts taught at Valhalla Judo also teaches joint locks and control techniques and really emphasizes throw specifically with a jacket known as a Judogi.


​Grappling describes any art which focuses grabbing, throwing, wrestling and control holds


SAMBO is a Russian martial arts sometimes known as Russian Jiu Jitsu. The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as "self-defense without weapons".  

SAMBO merges wrestling, Judo, and Jiu Jitsu into one solid style of grappling.  Known for its specialties in throws and joint locks on the legs.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

​Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts founded in Japan known as the art of the Samurai but literally translated as "The Gentle Path".  There are many flavors of Jiu Jitsu with BJJ/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu being one of the most popular form of the art.  

Jiu Jitsu is great for participant no matter the persons if you are large, small, male, female, kids or adults.  


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