Brazilian jiu-jitsu, commonly referred to as ‘BJJ’, is a martial art, a self defense system and a combat sport that focuses on grappling. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by taking the fight to the ground and using proper technique and leverage, apply joint-locks and/or choke holds to subdue or defeat the opponent.
Pete Snider, a black belt in BJJ, has trained in BJJ for 10+ years under ADCC Absolute Champion Roberto Traven. Pete has had success in both MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), retiring undefeated with all wins by submission, and competition BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) at the international level. With a straight forward teaching style that focuses on simplicity, Pete has been instructing students from the Fayette and Coweta County areas for over 8 years.
At PTC Combat Fitness, we focus on technique and submissions. Our training methods include drills, where techniques are practiced against a non-resisting partner, isolation sparring, commonly referred to as positional drilling, where only a certain technique or sets of techniques are used, and full sparring, referred to as “rolling”, in which each opponent tries to submit their opponent using any legal technique. We encourage students to practice at full speed and with full power, resembling the effort used in a real situation or competition. Physical conditioning is also an important part of training and is a natural result of BJJ practitioners.
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