Welcome to Ronin

Traditional martial arts are often divided into strike based fighting (e.g. karate, taekwondo, and boxing) and grappling (jiu-jitsu, judo, and wrestling). This would leave fighters at a disadvantage because they were trained in either midrange or close range techniques. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was created to merge these two fighting archetypes into a single art form.

Do people learn MMA just for fighting?

MMA is so well know because it has led many competitors to victory in the octagon; other forms of traditional martial arts do not often defeat competitors with an MMA background. But MMA is not meant only for competitors. If you are interested in learning a style of fighting and getting into shape then why not choose the most well rounded martial art? Why not choose MMA?

MMA gives you the knowledge to handle almost any situation. Boxing and kickboxing teach you how to strike, block, dodge, and perform standing grapples. If you’re brought to the ground, then you can rely on jiu-jitsu and wrestling to help you out. MMA can be learned for self-defense purposes just as easily as it can be used for sparring. Many of our North Las Vegas students of MMA never go into competitions; instead they use the training to enhance themselves.

Why learn MMA?  There are many reasons to train in MMA. Here are the ones that our North Las Vegas students mention most frequently.

Build confidence
Learn discipline
Excellent physical workout
Stay cool under pressure
Relieve stress
Are you ready to meet new people, train hard and have fun? Ronin Jiu Jitsu invites the people of North Las Vegas to get in contact with us today.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in North Las Vegas

Ronin Jiu Jitsu has years of experience teaching the people of North Las Vegas the techniques, methodology, and philosophy of awareness and inner calm that is the core of jiu-jitsu.

What is Jiu-jitsu?Jiu-jitsu is a martial art which uses the opponent’s own strength against them rather than pitting one’s strength directly against the adversary. The main focus of jiu-jitsu is not striking but in grappling your opponent into submission.

What is the history of jiu-jitsu?Jiu-jitsu has a very long and rich history, but it may be beneficial for newcomers to understand the reason this martial art was born. First, the rough translation of the terms from Japanese is Jiu= gentle and jitsu = technique or art. The “gentle art” was developed to subdue and defeat armed and armored opponents; using the weight of the armor and the momentum of the weapons to put an attacker off balance and open for countermeasures. The focus was on defeating samurai who held advantages due to their equipment. Later, due to the influence of Neo-Confucianism and its distaste for war, armor and weapons became largely decorative. Jiu-jitsu continued developing into a martial art that focused on encounters with unarmed and unarmored opponents.

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