What is it?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds also found in numerous other arts with or without ground fighting emphasis. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground.


The art began with Mitsuyo Maeda (Count Coma), an expert Japanese judoka. In 1914, Maeda was given the opportunity to travel to Brazil as part of a large Japanese immigration colony. In Brazil, in the northern state of Para, he befriended Gastão Gracie, an influential businessman, who helped Maeda get established. To show his gratitude, Maeda offered to teach traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu to Gastão’s oldest son, Carlos Gracie. Carlos learned for a few years and eventually passed his knowledge to his brothers, including Helio Gracie. Helio Gracie then gradually developed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an adaptation from Judo.

BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) at Team Perosh MMA

Anthony Perosh is a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Machado.

Whether you are a beginner, advanced or an experienced BJJ competitor you will find a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) class for you training with Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts.

Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts has beginner BJJ classes, advanced BJJ classes, competition BJJ classes, BJJ seminars and quarterly BJJ gradings (starting from White Belt to Black Belt). Check out our BJJ timetable.

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Anthony Perosh
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