Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an increasingly Martial Art with a proven and tested method for self-defence and as a sport.
This publication gives a brief history of the art, advice on finding a suitable Do Jo and some considerations that you should give before you join a club.
Learn a few simple techniques.
Learn about the rules of the Do Jo, what equipment you may require etc.
You will find this a very useful document if you are a complete novice or you are considering your options with regard to learning a Martial Art.
Not reccommended for anyone above novice level.