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Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Machado Jiu Jitsu – also known Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Reflex is now teaching the style of Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. "Fundamentals" are broken down into easy, progressive sections, so you can learn the moves of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling techniques based on ground fighting. It includes submission techniques like armlocks and leglocks as well as chokes. You also be learning about position and control, escape, take-downs and rolls.
The Reflex syllabus is the best ever for groundwork! And Takedowns! It involves competition BJJ, and also the real art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for grading and self-defence skills. I am sure that you will all be very impressed!
The levels for the BJJ system for Kids/Teens: white belt, yellow belt, orange belt, green belt and great achievement to junior black belt. When you turn 19 years of age, you can also grade to a senior black belt. Adults or 16 years over BJJ levels are different in colour, which are: white belt, blue belt, purple belt, brown belt and black belt.
Master Dominic is a member of the AFBJJ
(Australian federation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
Master Dominic Lavalle is training under Grand Master Vince Palumbo from Adelaide and Luke Pezutti from Sydney who is a BJJ black belt under John Will. Dominic also studied with Black Belt Professor Thadeus Vieira from the World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu association (WBJJA) of Brazil.
Dominic Lavalle started Martial Arts training in 1984, (at 14 years old) and has become black belts in six different styles and disciplines. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arrived on the Australian martial arts scene in early 1989. It was introduced in Australia by John Will, after meeting and training with John, Dominic started his BJJ training in 1997.
Jiu Jitsu originated over 2500 years ago. This art developed as a set of self defence techniques based on animal movements. Jiu Jitsu in Japanese means 'gentle art' . A self defence art whose essence is to use as little energy as possible with maximum effect.
Esai Maeda Koma, also known as "Conde Koma," was one such great master. After travelling with a troupe which fought in various countries in Europe and the Americas, Koma arrived in Brazil in 1915, and settled in Belem do Para the next year, where he met a man named Gastao Gracie. Gastao, father of eight children, among them five boys and three girls, Gastao became a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast and brought his oldest son, Carlos, to learn from the Japanese master. They were quick to modify the techniques learned, and refined and further developed their approach through constant challenge matches. In 1925, City of Rio de Janeiro opened the first school, known as the "Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu." The Gracie family are great legends and world champions, and are international renowned in the martial arts industry.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arrived on the Australian martial arts scene in early 1989. It was introduced in Australia by John Will, after meeting and training with John, Dominic started his BJJ training in 1997. Master Dominic’s passion is enjoying teaching, training and learning new skills and developing existing ones with students, sensei’s, and masters.
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