Phantom Brazilian Jiu JItsu
Serving South King Country and the Snoqualmie/North Bend area with two locations. We are proudly associated with Foster BJJ in Kent.
Coach Bing Crook and Coach James Foster
Bing Crook is an IBJJF Certified Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu awarded by Coach James Foster and Professor Giva Santana.
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About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1925. At the time, Carlos and his brothers were teaching Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques which were taught to Carlos by Japanese immigrant Esai Maeda. Carlos’ youngest brother Helio, who due to his small size and fragility, was restricted from practicing the techniques and would spend most of his time observing his older brothers teach.
Although Helio proved the art’s effectiveness many times over in several No Holds Barred fights, it wasn’t until the emergence of Royce Gracie in the first UFC that the art was brought into the mainstream. Royce’s ability to subdue and submit all of his opponents was an eye opener for many in the martial arts world. Fast forward to present day and you will find the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an integral part of any well rounded mixed martial artist’s game.