In the early 1990’s the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emerged as the most devastating and effective martial arts in the world. The Gracie family brought the art to the United States upon the platform of No-Holds-Barred fighting, where numerous martial styles were pitted against one another to see who would be dominant in a real fight situation. Royce Gracie was victorious, employing the techniques and leverages which were developed in Brazil by his father and uncle. One by one each of his opponents was taken to the ground and submitted.
Since that time NHB fighting has become MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and the sport of Jiu-Jitsu has evolved and become nearly mainstream.
At Monarch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, under the tutelage of Lucas Lepri, Robert Henricksen teaches the same devastating techniques displayed by Royce Gracie in the early 90s, with an emphasis is on the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and competition. Sport Jiu-Jitsu is different than No-Holds-Barred or MMA in that there is no striking involved. Sport Jiu-Jitsu has exploded into American culture with many competitors making careers in the sport.