The gentle art


Jiu-Jitsu means “Gentle Art” in Japanese. It is a grappling martial arts system that has evolved from the monks in India, to China, and then to Japan.

Later, it was introduced to Brazil, where it was retooled and tailored so that someone smaller and weaker would be able to control and submit someone bigger and stronger.

Jiu-jitsu fighters

This is when it developed its distinct identity now known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
There are several branches of the Gentle Art:


It is imperative to know and be able to apply the concepts of self-defense. Not only is this the fundamental part where you learn about balance, base, leverage, and distance, but it is also where students learn how to control their emotions in a safe environment.

No-GI Submission Grappling

This is a mix of several other grappling sports and martial artswhere the idea is the same as the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but it is practiced with a rashguard, shorts or spats, or your Gi pants, as opposed to a full Gi or Kimono.

The Sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Incorporating the uniform called a “Gi” or “Kimono”, Jiu-Jitsu involves taking down the opponent, controlling them, and potentially submitting them through the application of joint locks and chokes. Sport Jiu-Jitsu also typically has a points system and time limits.


That is where we adapt the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) techniques into real fighting or the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), in order tocontrol and potentially submit the opponent.

ELEMENTUM is designed to provide an environment for both adults and children to learn and develop skills at their own pace. There is a saying: “Time on the mat will eventually surpass talent and ability”

The more you stay and practice, the more you learn and grow in the Gentle Art. If your focus is to develop new healthy habits, empower your body and mind, become a champion, or just be part of the family and make new friends, you belong here and we are here for you.