How to treat Cauliflower ear

How to treat Cauliflower ear. If you’ve spent any time around the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, chances are you’ve noticed that some students, particularly those with years of experience, tend to have lumpy, misshapen ears. This is a condition commonly known as cauliflower ear. Prevalent among grapplers of all types, this condition is typically viewed… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense system. Unfortunately, BJJ’s self-defense applications are often ignored in today’s competition-focused environment. This isn’t meant to disparage BJJ competitions, as they’re a great way to test your skills and evaluate your progress. However, we should always keep in mind BJJ’s original purpose and devote… Read more »

BJJ hip mobility

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BJJ hip mobility. Nearly every technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires efficient hip mobility. Generally speaking, this refers to the ability of the hip joint.  To move through its entire range of motion without pain or discomfort. Perhaps the most obvious technique requiring good hip mobility is the hip escape. The hip escape is a fundamental grappling… Read more »

It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll in Jiu Jitsu…

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It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll in Jiu Jitsu… One of the things that separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from other martial arts is the ability of practitioners to use 100% effort during sparring. This also happens to be one of the reasons the art is so effective. It allows students to test their skills… Read more »

Family Jiu-Jitsu

Family Jiu-Jitsu. Being a in a family of four it is not always easy to find activities that are fun for the entire family. My oldest child is 8 and my youngest is 6. They are both active, but going for a bike ride, jog or hike with a 6 year old is not really… Read more »

Take the Back the Ultimate Jiu Jitsu Strategy

Brazilian Jiu jitsu is fun game of strategy. You need to be fluid, relaxed and be able to respond with in a fraction of a second. Your responses are not always set for the immediate submission. Sometimes you are setting up a move that is two, three or four moves ahead. Having the skill set… Read more »

The Importance of Loyalty in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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I would like to share some thoughts on Loyalty in the martial arts. Brazilian Jiu jitsu is built around respect, discipline and loyalty. Unfortunately all too often both instructors and students lose track of this and the value of the art is diminished. Understanding the importance of Loyalty in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a incredible… Read more »