Jiu Jitsu Dynamix
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest growing forms of martial arts.
It does not use striking, instead it uses techniques, such as locks and holds, to gain control over an opponent.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gained unprecedented popularity in the wake of the mixed martial arts phenomenon, when BJJ expert Royce Gracie dominated the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
He was able to subdue fighters from the range of martial art disciplines and BJJ became a staple among MMA fighters.
Rod Eadie, owner and head coach of the Jiu Jitsu Dynamix has been practicing martial arts for more than 30 years and said he was attracted to BJJ because of the realistic and applied nature of the sport.
“As a police officer, all too often I saw the reality of violence and fighting and most martial arts would not be much help for most people when they are trying to defend themselves,” he said.
“But with BJJ you can teach women how to break free if they are pinned, you can teach a male how to gain the upper hand over someone who is much stronger and you can teach children a discipline that you know they can apply in the real world, not just on the mat.
“After 30 years in martial arts, BJJ was the most practical and applied form I had found and in every session we teach and apply techniques that are realistic.
“It is one of the toughest martial arts to achieve belt grades, with a black belt being exceptional and representing less than 1% of people practicing Jiu Jitsu.
“No matter what grade you are in Jiu Jitsu you are constantly learning, being challenged and staying humble.
“Because of the very high levels expected in Jiu Jitsu it has a culture that is very respectful and keeps everyone grounded.
“I’d recommend learning Jiu Jitsu for self-defence, but also as a great sport that will keep you fit and mentally challenged,” Rod Eadie said.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent way to keep fit, while being mentally challenged. Jiu Jitsu is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Our classes include:
- Gi and No Gi
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Strength and Conditioning
Rod Eadie has been practicing martial arts for more than 30 years and is passionate about building a more respectful and socially inclusive community, starting with the culture at Jiu Jitsu Dynamix.
Most importantly, Rod is the husband of Kim and the father of their three boys. The whole family love Jiu Jitsu. Kim also coaches at Jiu Jitsu Dynamix. Their eldest son Lachie competes in BJJ and MMA. Jiu Jitsu is a sport the whole family can do together and the Eadies joke that “a family that rolls together stays together”.