American Jiu Jitsu (AJJ) is a martial art that emphasizes self protection. It is a scenario-based art that teaches students to respond to situations with minimal effort using principles of physics, balance, and basic knowledge of human anatomy. AJJ draws from traditional and non-traditional martial arts such as Aiki Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Kali, Judo, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to teach students effective timing, use of footwork, and body positioning for prompt neutralization of an attack while standing or being knocked to the ground.
AJJ was developed by O'Sensei Joe Pulieo, a 9th Dan in American Jiu Jitsu. AJJ has been taught to the Dept. of Homeland Security, US Army Officers, the Treasury Dept, NYPD officers, and more. AJJ is preferred by officers because it doesn't rely heavily on strikes to effectively submit and restrain a perpetrator.
American Jiu Jitsu emphasizes training in 3 key areas:
Free Fighting Self Defense: How to deal with street attackers, both trained and untrained
Stand Up Self Defense: How to deal with self-defense situations, from grabs to weapons to law-enforcement tactics
Ground Fighting: Self-defense from all ground situations