One Secret To Kid’s Martial Arts Training That ALL Parents Should Know

Kid’s Martial Arts is an amazing tool for developing discipline, focus and physical strength. It’s what most parents want their kids to develop, and have the confidence to be speak their mind and able to defend themselves if the situation ever arises. This is only scratching the surface to what martial arts can offer for… Read more »

Eskrima for Self-Defense

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Eskrima for Self-Defense There is a reason why the Special Forces, the Military and Law Enforcement choose to study Eskrima. Eskrima for Self-Defense is one of the most practical forms of self-defense in the world. One of the ideas that has always drawn me to the practice of Eskrima is how they teach in concept… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Chokehold Mastery

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Do you practice Brazilian Jiu jitsu? How is your submission game? Is your chokehold game successful? The Jiu jitsu chokehold game in Brazilian Jiu jitsu is not as common as it once was. Through the years many Jiu jitsu practitioners have gotten caught up in the whirlwind of new techniques and fads that have rushed… Read more »

When Push Comes to Shove – Using Self-Defense for a Physical Altercation That WASN’T Your Fault

When Push Comes to Shove – Using Self-Defense for a Physical Altercation That WASN’T Your Fault Let’s pretend that you’re sitting at a restaurant and all of a sudden a drunken individual bumps into your table. And instead of apologizing, he starts blabbering about how he’s going to “teach you a lesson”. Then, he takes… Read more »

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area?

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area? Are you trying to find self-defense classes but don’t know where to start? Are you finding it difficult to separate the good gyms from the bad ones? Finally, are you worried that there aren’t any self-defense classes available in your area? If you answered “Yes” to any of… Read more »

Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman

Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman Most women participate in self-defense classes for the sole purpose of being able to protect themselves in public – others simply do it to stay in shape or keep themselves busy. If you’re going to partake in a self-defense martial art (like Jiu-Jitsu for example) then there… Read more »

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women?

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women? As a woman, taking self-defense classes with men can be a little intimidating (although it really shouldn’t be). The truth is that classes with a lot of men are probably safer than classes with a lot of women, since men typically have more control in their… Read more »

Should Women Compete Against Men In BJJ

Should Women Compete Against Men in BJJ Tournaments? Whether or not women should compete against men in BJJ tournaments is actually a pretty big topic within the BJJ community. After all, women aren’t as strong or technically savvy, right? Wrong! These days, it isn’t uncommon to women with black belts who are capable of beating… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Women

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Brazilian jiu jitsu for women– some people look at it a bit skeptical and wonder why women choose to roll around in a very active competition with one another and men. But most of the people who actively wonder never have taken the time out to ask one of those women why they train Brazilian jiu jitsu,… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Fighter

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Do you want to be a Jiu Jitsu fighter? If so you are chasing a noble goal and you can attain great success. The first step would be to define what exactly a fighter of Jiu Jitsu actually would be. A Jiu Jitsu fighter is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who moves out of… Read more »