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Brazilian jiu-jitsu

martial art focusing on grappling and ground fighting, originally based on Kodokan judo newaza taught by Japanese judoka, that developed independently in Brazil from experimentation and adaptation by Carlos and Hélio Gracie, Luiz França, et al.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (Portuguese pronunciation: [dʒɪwˈdʒitsu], English: /dʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː/) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system. It focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.