Welcome to Summit County Jiu Jitsu, Frisco, CO
The premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in the area!
At Summit County Jiu Jitsu we absolutely love Jiu Jitsu and want to share our passion with you. We strive to give you the best experience possible in a fun, friendly, and inviting atmosphere!
All Martial Arts are systems of combat which people practice for many different reasons e.g. self-defense, health & fitness, competition, and personal development among many others. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling, using body positioning and leverage to control your opponent. Because of this, the typical ‘presumed’ advantages in a physical confrontation are largely negated.
Size, strength, and reach are no longer the major deciding factors in a physical confrontation once you learn how to generate appropriate leverage. As Archimedes, the famous Roman mathematician/philosopher said, “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth.”
How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu went from relative obscurity to the premier martial art in the United States
In 1993 the UFC was created to showcase different martial arts' fighting styles and pit them against one another in order to determine which one was the most effective. The first UFC events were fought in a bracketed tournament determined by luck of the draw. There were very little rules and no weight classes. A small Jiu Jitsu fighter from Brazil, Royce Gracie, won every fight he had in the first 4 UFC tournaments. He showed the world that with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you could defeat anyone who didn’t understand the art regardless of their size, strength, or how skilled they were in other martial arts. He not only beat them, but did so in such dominant fashion while staying relatively safe that he caught the attention of the entire world. From that point on anyone who wanted to be a successful MMA or Vale Tudo (no rules) fighter had to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He showed the world that the “Hollywood” created perception of stand up fighting was a myth, that in fights without rules (just like self-defense) ground fighting was not only necessary but dominant.