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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 and know for its ability to allow a much smaller opponent to defeat a larger heavier one.
Jiu Jitsu is great for all ages no matter if you are large, small, male, female, kid or adult.
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.
It was intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts.
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 emphasizes throws specifically with a jacket known as a Judogi.
Grappling and ground fighting (also called ground work or ground game) are in-close fighting techniques used to gain a physical advantage and control, or causing injury to opponent. Grappling covers techniques used in many martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self-defense.