Proud members of Team Curran Jiu Jitsu under 4th Degree Black Belt, Jeff Curran
Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is perfect for anyone looking to learn self defense, get in shape, learn new life philosophy, or even step into competition. Come meet our caring staff and see our family friendly environment!
HISTORY OF BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Jiu-Jitsu was developed as a system of self defense on the battlefields of ancient Japan. In 1914 Jiu-Jitsu Master Esai Maeda immigrated to Brazil and taught his art to Carlos and Helio Gracie.
Helio Gracie refined the art to match his small size and the two set out to prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in early MMA fights in Brazil. This samurai spirit made its way to America in the early 90’s through the Gracie Challenge and UFC.
Using submission holds, defensive positioning and leverage, Royce Gracie defeated all his opponents to become the first UFC champion. Since then Jiu-Jitsu has become the most popular martial art on the planet and is practiced by men, women, and children of all age-levels.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AT WI-MAFC / TEAM CURRAN
In the tradition of Helio Gracie and the Gracie Family, Team Curran provides the highest quality Jiu-Jitsu instruction available. Learn the techniques that allowed the Gracie family to dominate “no holds barred” matches for over forty years.
To ensure that our students get the best quality instruction, all Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught by instructors certified under Professor Jeff Curran.
WI-MAFC East is a is a proud member of the Curran Jiu Jitsu Association
If you have any questions about our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-249-4606.