Jiu-Jitsu is the most ancient and complete martial art known today. Valente Brothers teaches practical defenses against the most common street attacks such as life threatening chokes, grabs, punches, kicks, bear hugs, and headlocks, as well as attacks with weapons such as guns, knives, bottles, baseball bats and sticks. The word Jiu-Jitsu may be translated freely as “the art of flexibility” or "the art of gaining victory by yielding or pliancy." Our teaching style is intended to impart the most effective self-defense instruction in the world by giving students the elements to defend themselves in real life fights that have no rules, no points and no time limits. We teach Jiu-Jitsu as a method of realistic self-defense and personal development . Our system has three main objectives. First, the system teaches the most powerful self defense method in the world as proven in the original Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Second, our system constitutes one of the most complete forms of exercise in existence. And third, it represents an incalculable moral and educational value.
Jiu-Jitsu is divided in four major sections:
• Stand Up Self Defense
• Grappling Techniques
• Throwing Techniques
• Striking Techniques
Due to the advent of sportive grappling competitions, many people mistakenly believe that Jiu-Jitsu is limited to ground fighting and grappling. The Webster Dictionary, however, defines the word Jiu-Jitsu as follows:
Main Entry: ju·jit·su
Variant(s): also ju·jut·su or jiu·jit·su \jü-jit-sü\
Etymology: Japanese jujutsu, from ju flexibility, gentleness + jutsu art, skill
Definition: an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent.