The Columbia University Brazialian Jiu Jitsu Club has been home to thousands of students looking to stay safe, get in shape, and make new friends. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art focused on control and submission. Through a strong foundation based on positional hierarchy and body mechanics, it is designed to be the best means of gaining and maintaining control over a resisting opponent, while exposing opportunities for counter-attack. Combining the use of throws, takedowns, joint locks, chokes, and refined core body movement, the BJJ practitioner learns how to escape from an inferior position into a dominant one. It′s a lot of fun, great exercise, useful for self-defense, and an awesome way to challenge yourself and learn new things!