4 Ways to Better Jiu Jitsu Hip Development

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Jiu Jitsu hip development “better hips” in Jiu-Jitsu refers to the overall awareness that you have towards your extremities and shift in body weight while grappling. If your hips are used incorrectly against a seasoned opponent, they will be able to take capitalize on the situation by tapping you out or transitioning to a dominant… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arm Bar Drills That Work

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Whether you’re relatively new to grappling, or whether you have years of experience under your belt, we all get caught in the occasional arm bar. Training brazilian jiu jitsu arm bar drills will help you build the skill set to defend these techniques. Even though in the beginning you will be forced to tap out… 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 »

BJJ Fitness in Portland

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  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ for short) is an amazing way to get yourself in the best shape of your life, without having to lift weights, run on a elliptical machine, or having to resort to diets that are going to leave you feeling hungry and cranky. In Portland Bjj fitness is becoming more and more… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: The Side Sleeper from Cross Body

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One of the reasons that people often mention when they are asked why they train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques may be surprising. It is the fact that it is not just about the physical, but the mental aspect as well. One of the best ways to make sure that you are going to get a… Read more »

Portland BJJ Techniques: The Sleeper from the Guard

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If you were asked to invent a BJJ techniques that are successful for self-defense there is a good chance that they would have a few simple requirements. You would like it to be used to incapacitate your opponent or assailant, you would want it to be applied without too much setup or without appearing too… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class in Portland

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Portland

Some people who are about to walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Portland, OR or anywhere in the country for that matter, have preconceived notions about what exactly BJJ is or how it can benefit you as a person. So because of that let us run down a few of the most obvious… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Positions

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Positions Brazilian Jiu Jitsu remains an interesting martial art because it is primarily a ground fighting system. Now, BJJ is not the only ground fighting/grappling art in existence but it is rather unique in the sense that it promotes position over submission and attacks. What does this mean? The art seeks to… 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 »

BJJ Grappling Submissions

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Grappling submissions are found in many different styles of the martial arts. You will find them in mixed martial arts, traditional arts, self-defense programs, and, of course, submission wrestling. On the surface, there may seem to be a great many different submissions which make up the totality of concession moves. This might be the perceptions… Read more »