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Explore the distinct and refined art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Life Ki-do Westlake. Unlike many martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes grappling and positional control, instead of punching and kicking. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students learn to effectively manage opponents with technique and leverage rather than force—earning it the nickname "the gentle art."

Since Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes leverage, technique, and sensitivity, it equips practitioners to effectively grapple with opponents who are larger and stronger.


Soon after our Westlake Martial Arts Academy opened in1993, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu became one of our main arts in our comprehensive martial arts curriculum. We focus on the core basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques for self-defense and integrate them into our Systema, Karate, and Self-Defense curriculum.


In addition to being fun and a strong self-defense martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is amazing for strength, endurance, and overall health and fitness. Combine the martial arts, fitness, top level instructors, and a supportive and caring community, and you are bound to have an incredible experience for years to come.


Join us at our Life Ki-do Westlake dojo to begin your transformational journey with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Whether you are a novice eager to learn the basics or an advanced practitioner looking to integrate your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Systema, Karate, and Tai Chi, our academy offers the ideal environment to build strength, foster confidence, and find tranquility.

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