“What the Samurais did with their swords, we do with our hands.” - Helio Gracie
Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the most effective system of self-defense the world has ever known.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that stresses positioning, technique, and leverage so that a smaller, weaker person can survive and even overcome a larger, stronger aggressor. While Jiu-Jitsu does include some striking, the emphasis is on getting an opponent to the ground in order to utilize ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and choke-holds. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground.
First State Martial Arts Academy takes great pride serving Camden, Dover, Felton, Milford and surrounding communities as an official affiliate of the Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association.
You will be hard-pressed to find another academy or school as passionately committed to developing its instructors and students. First State Martial Arts Academy strives to provide the most authentic Jiu-Jitsu experience in Delaware. If you are looking to learn real-world self-defense or simply seeking a positive outlet with a different type of workout, contact us now to schedule a free class!