Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a highly practical and functional self defense system that focuses on grappling both standing and ground fighting.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and technique, both on the feet and if necessary, fighting on the ground. Winning the fight is achieved by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat or "submit" the other person. BJJ training can be used as preparation for BJJ or grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Training in technique, fitness, live drilling and sparring (AKA grappling or rolling) play a major role in this training.
The key benefits to BJJ training is the level of realism achieved in a safe and controlled environment. Takedowns and control techniques are practiced along with submission techniques including joint locks and choke-holds to the point of submission only (tapout), I.e. prior to injuring any joints or restricitng airflow or blood circulation, and therefore allow for realistic and effective training.
Participation in local BJJ competition is encouraged in order to test and enhance individual skills and technical effectiveness. Competition training includes techniques from wrestling and judo and incorporates take-downs, throws, chokes and joint-locks.
The Fight-tek training philosophy is to develop awareness, building resilience, refining instinctive gross motor reflexes, repetition, realism and technique. The key to effective self-defence is awareness, avoiding confrontation . Self-defence training at Fight-tek emphasizes the importance of strength and conditioning and avoiding the fight
if possible then staying on the feet to win the fight as quickly as possible. During training a high emphasis is placed on effectively employing BJJ and self-defence techniques in real-time and therefore frequent fight simulation and sparring is conducted to simulate a real-life self defence scenario.