Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. It is also a proven and practical form of self defense that anyone can learn. As a result, advanced military and law enforcement personnel across the globe have adopted its techniques. Many students first learn about jiu jitsu through the great popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, where Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) technique is very prominent. Indeed, the beginnings of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were largely tied up with proving the combat-efficiency of Brazilian jiu jitsu. The practice of Brazilian jiu jitsu as a sport, however, is strongly separated from MMA. Daily classes do not feature kicking or punching. Rather, the focus is on safe and effective grappling technique.