Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art form, combat sports, and self defense system that focuses on grappling — especially ground fighting. It developed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals taught to Carlos Gracie, the founder of modern day BJJ. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker, person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant through proper technique, leverage, and taking the fight to the ground. It is considered not only a martial art but a sport taught to build physical fitness, character, and ultimately a way of life. Five Points Academy is pleased to be the NYC home of the Workshop BJJ Association.