The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner

img_9968Feb. 18, 2017ーGellisa Zheng, left, reacts to her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach’s performance in the class at Gracie Barra Boston Saturday morning. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. “Jiu” means “gentle” or “yielding” and “Jitsu” means “art” or “technique”. The Gracie Barra Boston martial arts school holds Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for people from all ages. Photo by Shijie Ye.

img_9883Feb. 18, 2017ーGellisa Zheng, right, 20, practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with her training partner Elias Silva, left, 31, at Gracie Barra Boston Saturday morning. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. “Jiu” means “gentle” or “yielding” and “Jitsu” means “art” or “technique”. The Gracie Barra Boston martial arts school holds Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for people from all ages. “I’ve been playing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than one year,” Zheng said. “I love Jiu-Jitsu because it lets me begin to understand myself and I met lots of good friends during practicing.” Photo by Shijie Ye.

dance-duo-1Feb. 18, 2017ーGellisa Zheng, 20, brings her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uniform and belt to training at Gracie Barra Boston Saturday morning. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. “Jiu” means “gentle” or “yielding” and “Jitsu” means “art” or “technique”. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking system awards a practitioner different colored belts to signify increasing levels of technical knowledge and skill. Zheng’s belt is white, the first belt of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. “I will keep practicing and learning,” Zheng said. “It’s a lot of fun.” Photo by Shijie Ye.

img_0022Feb. 18, 2017ーGellisa Zheng, 20, checks the price of chicken in Target after training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Boston Saturday morning. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. “Jiu” means “gentle” or “yielding” and “Jitsu” means “art” or “technique”. The Gracie Barra Boston martial arts school holds Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for people from all ages. “I need a lot of protein after my training,” said Zheng. “I also enjoy shopping groceries and cooking for myself.” Photo by Shijie Ye.

img_2180Feb. 16, 2017ーGellisa Zheng, 20, speaks with recruiters at the Boston University Spring Career Fair in the Metcalf Hall of the George Sherman Union. Zheng is a BU sophomore studying business and a white-belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. “I want my life to have a balance,” said Zheng. “I love practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a good student.” Photo by Shijie Ye.

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