Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu.
It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant using joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat an opponent. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition. Most MMA fighters use BJJ as part of their everyday training.
Terry Maxwell has been practicing BJJ for 14 years and has competed and won numerous titles within the sport. He is a Pan American champion, Copa Pacifica champion, U.S. Open champion, and has many other titles to his name. He was instrument to the introduction of this martial art to the Sacramento area. He is a certified Cassio Werneck affiliate and very proud of this distinction, as it is not easily obtained. He, alone with his son Davin, are the head coaches at South Sac Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Paul Matsumoto's Warrior MMA. He plans to make his mark on the competition scene with his team of young up-and-comers.
Here we have Davin Maxwell showing a fast armbar in competition