Mickey Dimic’s Jiu-Jitsu System
Jiu-Jitsu is an ancient art stretching back in time through North America, Brazil, Japan and even to India and possibly Ancient Greece. Its continuity has been guaranteed through the years due to its effectiveness. It is now a staple of every MMA fighter.
Our Long Tradition of Excellence
Mickey Dimic has won two MMA world championships himself, and his students continually bring back golds of their own. Mickey’s Jiu-Jitsu system blends striking with grappling to produce awesome all-round fighters for MMA.
There are four fully integrated “wheels of the car” in Mickey Dimic’s Jiu-jitsu System:
* BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
* MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
* Self Defence techniques are what are most effective in real fighting. They fully include but are not limited to moves that are permissible in sport fighting. They include methods to deal with armed encounters. Their purpose is to subdue an attacker.
* Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Grappling) is a critical component of developing skill in Jiu-jitsu. It focuses primarily on achieving victory by submission, and on attaining dominant positions on the ground in the fight.
* Judo is the older and more widespread form of Jiu-jitsu sport fighting that focuses on delivering high impact throws, speedy submissions, and pins. It complements Sport Jiu-Jitsu by emphasizing the standing clinch phase of combat.
* Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate test of Jiu-jitsu skill. Everything is integrated into a complete whole where striking is combined with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo to achieve victory.
What is Jiu-jitsu?
When the carrying of swords and other weapons in Japanese civilian life was banned in 1876, the Japanese, always a nation of warriors, began forging their bodies into weapons. Led by a visionary scholar, Jigoro Kano, they applied their training methods and strategies with the sword to unarmed fighting, drawing on the traditional unarmed fighting arts of Jiu-jitsu, Sumo and (later) Karate. In 1882, only six years after the banning of swords, the Kodokan school of Judo opened in Tokyo beginning a new era where unarmed arts would replace the now obsolete armed arts in the Japanese warrior culture. It rapidly spread around the world through professors of the art like Shigetaka “Steve” Sasaki who came to Canada in 1924 and Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda who came to Brazil in 1914.
Mickey Dimic’s Jiu-jitsu is a direct descendant of Shigetaka “Steve” Sasaki’s Jiu-jitsu. Shigetaka Sasaki defeated the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s top boxer and wrestler in MMA fights, and was hired as the police force’s national hand to hand fighting trainer. Sasaki taught Ishibashi sensei, who in turn taught Mickey Dimic.
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