Universal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Pacifica, California offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the premier ground fighting martial art and made famous in the early UFCs’ of the mid-1990’s. BJJ specializes in submission grappling while both fighters are on the ground. Techniques include positional control (especially the “guard” position), and submissions such as chokes and arm locks. Classes are taught by black belt instructor Sal Rizzo and his students Tom Walsh and Carl Seumanutafa.
Most of our training has students wearing a gi/kimono on a floor with padded mats. A typical class involves 30 minutes of warm up and conditioning, 30 minutes of technique practice with a partner, and 30 minutes of grappling training against an opponent of equal skill who attempts to submit you. Most grappling begins with both students facing each other from a kneeling position.