Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Tecumseh, Ontario

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and specifically ground fighting techniques. The art is derived from Japanese Kodokan Judo and teaches that a smaller and physically weaker person can successfully defend against a larger and physically stronger attacker with the correct use of leverage and understanding of bio-mechanics.
Jiu-Jitsu was brought to Brazil by Mitsuyo Maeda (also known as Count Coma) in the early 20th century who taught it to the Gracie Brothers, most notably to Carlos and Helio Gracie. When Carlos Gracie opened his first academy Helio Gracie learned the techniques and modified them so that they are more applicable to someone as small and weak as he was, since traditional Judo techniques were impossible for him to perform. Over time, these new techniques were refined, expanded and reviewed to become what is known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today.

History of Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
The Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association (RJJA) was founded in 1995 by the legendary Saulo Ribeiro and is currently one of the most successful BJJ teams in the world. Saulo Ribeiro is considered to be one of the premier BJJ instructors in the world today and one of the greatest BJJ champions in history. Saulo has produced many champions under his leadership, but the one who stands out the most is his younger brother, Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro. Xande Ribeiro is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, a six time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, and two time ADCC Submission Grappling World Champion.
Today, Saulo Ribeiro, alongside his brother Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro teaches at the University of Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, California, which they also founded. They also make time to visit each of the RJJA academies every year to teach and provide their mentorship.

Tecumseh Jiu Jitsu
Tecumseh Jiu Jitsu was founded by Miss Loree and Dean Hersche as Kingsville Martial Arts Academy. After years of successful operation in Kingsville, Dean and Miss Loree relocated to Tecumseh and rebranded the school as Tecumseh Martial Arts Academy.
In continuing the proven legacy of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in the area, Eric Marentette and Miss Loree currently teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to people of all ages. Tecumseh Jiu Jitsu maintains its strong ties to the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association (RJJA) and its teachings.


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