Jiu jitsu is a combat sport performed by two opposing athletes.
Jiu jitsu is performed on a mat.
Unlike other martial arts that focus on strikes and kicks, jiu jitsu focuses on close-contact grappling holds and techniques.
In jiu jitsu, technique is emphasized over strength.
The goal in jiu jitsu is to score more points than the opponent by performing a variety of offensive moves.
Jiu jitsu athletes attempt to earn points by placing their opponent in different positions or forcing them to submit.
Points are awarded for takedowns, guard passing, sweeps, and submission attempts.
To gain points for putting an opponent in a position, the competitor must demonstrate clear control for at least three seconds.
No points are rewarded for defensive moves. If an athlete escapes a position, they are awarded no points.
Jiu jitsu matches typically last five minutes, but sometimes matches last longer depending on the skill level of the athletes.