Colorado State University Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Club

Armbars. Rear naked chokes. Triangle chokes. You've heard about them. Or perhaps you've seen them performed in the UFC. Now you want to learn them yourself.

You've come to the right place. No prior martial arts experience is necessary.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling art that involves the usage of groundfighting techniques such as choke holds and joint locks. It is a derivative of the gentle art of Judo, with more emphasis placed on the Ne-waza (groundfighting) aspect.

The head instructor of the club is Coach John "Thunderhead" Choi, a student under Professor Finnie McMahon of McMahon's Jiu-jitsu. A devoted student of the game for 5 years, Coach John has also studied under Carlson Gracie black belts Professor Ricardo Cavalcanti and Professor Rey Diogo and Carlos Gracie black belt Professor Nino Schembri.

Whether you want to learn self-defense, compete in grappling tournaments, or find a great way to get fit, you are most welcome to come by and partake in this excellent activity!