Tsar Jiu-Jitsu is proud to be affiliated with Australian Elite Team (AET), one of the most respected names in the Australian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene.
AET have been the Pan Pacific Champions for the last 4 years in 2014 to 2017.
AET Black Belt Kristoffer Nini is Head BJJ Coach at Tsar Jiu-Jitsu. AET Black Belts Jerome Maitland and Boofy Elia (AET’s first female black belt) make up the rest of the BJJ coaching line up at Tsar. All three of these coaches are direct students of AET Head Coach Ninos Dammo and earned their Blackbelts under Coach Ninos. This diverse coaching team brings together the best of Gi, No-Gi, competition and self-defence Jiu Jitsu.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, you will find that Tsar Fight Clubs BJJ program far exceeds your needs and expectations.
History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentation, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and choke-holds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defence. 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, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1914, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.