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Self-Defense Training in Birmingham, AL

Why Choose BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the worlds fastest growing forms of martial arts. This is due to the fact that BJJ is one of the most commonly used forms in many elite level MMA (mixed martial arts) organizations. The reason for this is that the form and technique for BJJ allow you to control your opponent by using their own body and momentum against them. With proper positioning, Jiu Jitsu can allow a smaller person to overcome a larger and stronger opponent.

BJJ for Self-Defense

One of the main reasons people choose to learn a martial art is to learn how to defend themselves if the need arises. For the purposes of self defense, BJJ is one of the most practical and efficient forms of martial arts to learn. The reality is, if you need to defend yourself, you won't be able to stand face to face with your attacker, and strike them multiple times with your hands and feet, which are focuses of martial art forms like Karate and Tae Kwon Do. More likely, your attacker will approach you from behind or the side. With this in mind, Jiu Jitsu focuses on using your opponent's own body and momentum to neutralize them. This will allow you and your family to have the tools necessary to neutralize a threat as efficiently as possible.

LionHeart Academy Martial Arts

Professor George Wehby has devoted his life to helping others become the very best they can be through Martial Arts Training. He has owned, managed and led numerous schools that have successfully helped thousands of people develop lifestyles that have positively impacted their lives. With over 30 years experience, he has discovered the very best way to help people develop and grow to their very best. He has engineered the most effective curriculum-based system to accomplish his mission of changing people's lives in unbelievable ways.
-US Marine
-Former Police Officer PG County Police, Maryland
-Former Federal Air Marshal, Dept.. Homeland Security
-State Dept. Contract Firearms Instructor
-TV Show Host, Personal Defense TV
-Black Belt Instructor, Goju Karate
-Black Belt Instructor, Nisei Kito Jiu-Jitsu
-Black Belt Instructor, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
-Former Head Instructor, MMA Institute Winchester, VA.
-Former Lead BJJ Instructor, Spartan Fitness Homewood, AL
Chief Instructor George Wehby - Martial Arts Academy in Birmingham, AL
Learn more about the staff and environment of LionHeart Academy Martial Arts by calling 205-572-5921.