This book introduces students to the health benefits and fun of Brazilian jujitsu and highlights the rules and history of this exciting, full-contact sport. Readers will explore the fundamental elements of grappling, including mounts, guards, locks, and holds used in ground fighting. They'll learn how Brazilian jujitsu compares to the form of Japanese judo from which it sprang. This intriguing, informative text also explores the importance of training and the belt system. Color photographs and fact boxes highlight important concepts and help strengthen reader comprehension.