2 definitions by bruce leet
Acronym for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A grappling martial art developed in Brazil based on Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. The general idea in BJJ is to first secure the best possible position on the ground, and then to choke or lock-out the joint of an opponent, forcing the opponent to submit, pass out, or suffer serious bodily harm. True to its intent, BJJ was made popular in America by an a Brazilian named Royce Gracie who, at only 175#, succeeded in submitting much larger opponents in the eary days of full-contact limited rules competition. Today, BJJ is generally recognized as the most effective form of ground-fighting. BJJ employs no striking techniques, it is practiced wearing a gi, and it employs a belt system (white, blue, purple, brown, and black). BJJ techniques are often employed to some extent by MMA competitors and by wrestlers, judo players, and other grapplers seeking to add submission techniques to their arsenal.
by bruce leet June 06, 2005
Acronym for Mixed Martial Arts. 1. This is what you get when you take various martial arts styles, including combat sports such as boxing and wrestling, and apply them to a full-contact limited rules fighting contest. Presently, the two most popular martial arts to mix are Muay Thai (stand-up techniques) and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (ground-techniques). MMA is showcased most prominently in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (U.S.A), and in Pride Fighting Championships (Japan); 2. Modern hybrid martial arts style developed for finishing opponents in a real fight situation; 3. The most baddest 'n the most hardcore fighting shit ever.
by bruce leet May 29, 2005