Kids, teens & adults will love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
at Johanis’ Karate School

What Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a traditional martial art that originated in Brazil in 1914. Its foundation is based on judo, a traditional martial art that originated in Japan in the late 19th century. Over the years, it has been continually developed and refined through competition, both in sports and combat. Practitioners wear a uniform that is also known as a kimono.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s primary philosophy is “position before submission.” It is a systematic approach that emphasizes establishing positional control over an opponent, isolating a particular region of the opponent’s body, and then securing a submission hold to finish the match. Because of this systematic approach, the art has a universal palette for techniques. Although techniques may vary slightly from instructor to instructor, the core principles remain the same.

Jiu-Jitsu Classes


Before learning a technique, be it offensive or defensive, you must understand the fundamental movements that will create the foundation of your Jiu-Jitsu game.


Randori means “friendly sparring” as in competition without counting points. The distinction between randori and kumite is that in randori the action is uninterrupted when a successful technique is applied. The two combatants may use whatever technique they like provided they do not hurt each other and obey the rules concerning etiquette, which are essential to its proper working.


Kid-Jitsu provides a safe method of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to children ages 8 to 11 years. This program focuses mainly on fundamentals and ground control.

Friendly & Fun

The reason our program is so successful is because we make classes friendly, fun and exciting. We learned a long time ago that when our students are having fun they learn so much more.