WHO WE ARE-North Bay Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts academy located in Novato California, specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We are dedicated to teaching self-defense and sport Jiu Jitsu to people of all ages. You do not need martial arts or combat sports experience to start, our beginner program focuses on learning the fundamentals in a safe and friendly environment.
Our mission is to empower our students to achieve their goals, whether they want to get in shape, learn to defend themselves or even become a Jiu Jitsu sport competitor. We have been serving the Marin County community since 2011 and have had hundreds of students from San Rafael all the way up through Petaluma.
WHAT IS JIU JITSU-Jiu Jitsu is a street tested self defense system that anyone can use regardless of size or athletic ability. Jiu Jitsu is also a combat sport similar to wrestling, Judo and MMA(mixed martial arts). It is practiced both with a uniform(Gi) or without (NoGi).
The self defense strategy in Jiu Jitsu involves grabbing your opponent and taking them down to the ground. Once on the ground the goal is to control your opponent positionally, neutralizing their offense. Jiu Jitsu also uses chokes and joint locks to incapacitate a potential attacker.
The sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu does not involve any punching or kicking just grappling, so it is something people can practice several times a week without getting beat up, but while still developing practical self defense skills and reflexes.