Judo/Jiu-Jitsu Hybrid Style
The “Hybrid Style” of Atlas Xtreme Team
At Atlas Xtreme Team, we teach and train in a “Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)” approach that includes techniques of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shingitai Jujitsu, and wrestling/grappling primarily. Our goal is to develop an eclectic and dynamic style, and offer cross training in techniques of Muay Thai, Sambo, and Aikido as well.
Our kids program emphasizes sport judo and wrestling, while our adult classes include a hybrid of techniques from multiple arts.
The benefits of training in this hybrid style have been proven with the success of athletes competing at National and International levels in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, and professional fighters of the UFC and WEC. Well rounded training produces a well rounded athlete.
It really is natural to consider Judo, jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, Aikido, and Submission Grappling together, as they are all “Grappling” Arts. This is what differentiates these styles from traditional styles of Karate and Taekwondo, where there is an emphasis on punching and kicking. Early MMA competitions proved the effectiveness of Grappling with the introduction of the Gracie family, and Jiu-Jitsu. Judo is a refinement of ancient Japanese Jujitsu, and has strongly influenced the development of modern day Jujitsu, with an emphasis on the "stand-up" battle. Judo emphasizes dramatic and effective throws and takedowns, as well as ne-waza (ground fighting) submission techniques. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed from the art of Judo, emphasizing ground fighting and submissions, and was made popular by the Gracie family. Aikido uses movement to redirect the force of an attacker, while Sambo and Submission Grappling include techniques from wrestling, Judo, and Jujitsu.
What is special about the art and sport of Judo
Judo is best known for it’s spectacular throwing techniques, but also involves considerable grappling on the ground, and utilizes specialized pins or control holds, joint locks, and other submission techniques.
Judo is much more than a combat sport. It is an art, a discipline, one of the world’s most effective means of self-defense, a fitness program, and a way of life for some. Judo is an Olympic sport, practiced by millions of people throughout the world. Founded in 1882, by Dr. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujitsu.
Dr. Kano saw Judo as a means for governing and improving oneself physically, mentally, emotionally and morally. He even extended the physical principle of maximum efficiency into daily life, evolving it into “mutual prosperity”. In this respect, Judo is seen as a holistic approach to life extending well beyond the confines of the dojo.
Judo develops self-discipline and respect for oneself and others. Through the practice of Judo, the student gains confidence, concentration, leadership skills, as well as physical coordination, power and flexibility. It develops complete body control, fine balance, body awareness, and fast reflexive actions. Above all, Judo develops one’s character.
The principles of Judo, such as “Maximum Efficiency” and “Mutual Welfare and Benefit”, can be used in our dealings with others in life. The ultimate goal of Judo is to develop oneself through the development of others, and to contribute something of value to the world.
(content from judoinfo.com and wikipedia.org)