Arte Suave – The Gentle Side Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

For all of us that train on a regular basis, we know how “gentle” grappling can be. However, in its essence, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also known as the gentle art, or ‘Arte Suave” in Portuguese. If you see a BJJ match live you’ll hardly think it is a gentle affair. If you roll in BJJ, you’ll most likely experience a plethora of things, none of them even near gentle. However, there is a subtleness to Jiu-Jitsu that can make it look and feel effortless. The only catch is that you need to really master the art in order to get to the Arte Suave part. The basic notion behind calling Jiu-Jitsu “Arte Suave” is due to the art’s Japanese roots. In Japan, Jiu-Jitsu is perceived as an art in which fighters execute moves in real life-like circumstances without causing injury to their opponent. Since not … Continue reading Arte Suave – The Gentle Side Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu