Brazilian Martial Arts

List of Brazilian Martial Arts Styles

This page provides details about major and minor Brazilian martial arts styles. It covers martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-JitsuCapoeira and many more. If you think a style should be added to this page, please contact us. However, we will only accept martial arts styles that have many schools, an active style association/federation and/or a detailed Wikipedia page.

For the martial arts of other countries (i.e. Japan, Korea and China), please visit the main Martial Arts Styles section.

Brazilian Martial Arts – Click on each style for more information

  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a Brazilian martial arts style focused on ground fighting (i.e. grappling).
  2. Capoeira – Capoeira is a very fluid and acrobatic martial arts style from Brazil.
  3. Luta Livre – Luta Livre is a Brazilian grappling martial arts known in Portuguese as “Free Fighting”.
  4. Vale Tudo – Vale Tudo is a Brazilian martial arts system that is similar to Mixed Martial Arts but with even fewer rules. The limited number of rules can result in Vale Tudo contests generating more injuries than MMA fights.

Introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

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