Today Brazilian jiu jitsu is one of the world's fastest-growing and most popular combat sports. The number of people training is growing exponentially. It is recognised as not just being one of the most effective martial arts but also having immense benefits for physical and mental health. But how did we arrive here, and what are the origins and history of this martial art that we love so much?
This video is adapted from an article by 2nd degree jiu jitsu black belt Marc Barton.
Marc is the head instructor at Kingston Jiu Jitsu.