BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu evolved from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by Master Mitsuyo Maeda.
Five Points Academy is pleased to be the Manhattan location of Lotus Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Lotus Club Jiu Jitsu was founded on February 19th, 1989 by brothers Moises, Ali and Elias in a time when Jiu Jitsu was not as well known as it is today. Lotus Club has always maintained its traditions where quality of life and respect are priorities.
The competition team of Lotus Club is well known in São Paulo, boasting the largest number of titles. Today, Lotus Club Jiu Jitsu has broken boundaries and developed in other states as well as countries all over the world, such as United States ( New York, Florida, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina…), Japan, New Zealand, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, among others. Lotus Jiu Jitsu started in Santana, in the North region of São Paulo; the region harbors a large number of branches of Lotus in the central region, as well south, east and west. Lotus can be found in many states of Brazil such as Amapá, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, etc.
There are now over a hundred black belts promoted by Master Moises Muradi (coral belt 7th degree).