Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the kids martial arts classes teaches children to be able to defend him or herself on the ground. Unike more traditional martial arts like Karate and Taekwondo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that focuses on ground techniques and throwing techniques. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows smaller individuals to control bigger opponents with effective techniques that rely on leverage rather than strength. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a continuously evolving martial art, however; it has developed over time from earlier martial arts in Japan. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is heavily used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) compittions and is also fun, exciting, and great for both fitness and self-defense. Valhalla is a Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association representative.