Rough Hands is proud to be under the leadership of one of Brazil’s finest, Professor Marcel Meleiro, Nova Uniao first generation 4th Degree Black Belt under Andre Perneiras. We are the Kentucky state representative for Meleiro Jiu Jitsu.
Upholding the premise that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are mitigated when grappling on the ground, Brazilian jiu-jitsu emphasizes getting an opponent to the ground in order to use ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. A more precise way of describing this would be to say that on the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced by an experienced grappler who knows how to maximize force using mechanical advantage instead of pure physical strength.
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