Elements Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu–Jitsu and JKD/Kali in Brighton & Hove
Welcome to Elements Martial Arts, Brighton and Hove’s Martial Arts Club specialising in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Jeet Kune Do (JKD)/Kali, and Self Defence for both adults and children. If you want to gain fitness, lose weight, learn to effectively defend yourself in a real situation or would like to bully proof your child, Elements Martial Arts is your one location to achieve all that, and more!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling and ground fighting based system, the principles of which are based on leverage and technique to control and subdue a bigger, stronger and more athletic opponent.
Not only has BJJ proved itself as a complete and effective self defence system, but it also is a great sport in its own right, as well as being a fundamental component of any serious mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters arsenal. At Elements Martial Arts BJJ is taught first and foremost as a self defence system, however it is as a sport and way of life that the journey of BJJ takes on a whole new meaning and has proved to be a very positive influence on most of its long term practitioners, both at Elements Martial Arts and elsewhere around the world.
See BJJ in action in these youtube highlight videos
Jeet Kune Do/Kali
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a hybrid system and philosophy of martial arts which integrates Eastern and Western arts into a direct and non-classical format. Unlike more traditional martial arts, JKD is neither fixed nor patterned, but a constantly evolving system based on a free and open guiding philosophy with the ultimate aim of self expression through combative development.
The JKD/Kali system employed at Elements Martial Arts comprises of a Western Boxing core, with influences of Jun Fan Gung Fu, Kali Empty Hands, Panantukan, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
JKD/Kali taught here is a very effective system of street self defence, taking the most effective aspects of the combative arts mentioned above and blending them into a seamless format to maximise their efficiency.
The guiding principles of JKD are:
- Absorb What is Useful
- Reject What is Useless
- And Add Specifically What is Yours.