The History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known across the world as a highly effective martial art used to best opponents of greater size and strength through leverage, joint locks, and chokeholds. It is also an irreplaceable part of mixed martial arts fighting. But where did it come from? Here’s the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Jujutsu In feudal Japan,… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Jiu-Jitsu Class

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art composed of innumerable techniques and a vast collection of information. Often, people don’t know where to start when it comes to taking it all in and expanding their skills. Even more experienced BJJ practitioners can hit walls in their development and not know where to turn. As this may… Read more »

How Martial Arts Helps PTSD Sufferers

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects many people and causes a slew of adverse symptoms. These may include recurrent memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and intense anxiety. Dealing with the mental distress that PTSD evokes can be extremely difficult, as it can prevent an individual from carrying out day-to-day activities. It’s critical to seek help from a… Read more »

How Parents Can Encourage Kids to Stay Active

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Technology has made a lot of positive changes for us, and at the forefront of these are the countless means of entertainment that have arisen in the past decade. Problems start to develop, however, when children choose to stay on the computer or play videogames around the clock and skip out on exercise. If you… Read more »

Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu Skills Using These Tips

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For new Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may be vast and near incomprehensible. There are so many movements, techniques, counters, and holds, all of which meld together into a fluid arsenal that a practitioner uses to best their opponents. Furthermore, those who are advanced enough engage in a contest of wits as much… Read more »

Setting a New Year’s Resolution for Martial Arts

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New Year’s resolutions are often fun to make; however, few people stick to them and reach the goals they set. But adhering to a resolution can be beneficial if taken seriously, as it has the power to push you out of complacency. If you’re thinking of setting a New Year’s resolution for martial arts, consider… Read more »

Essential Jiu-Jitsu Gear to Keep in Your Bag

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There’s no question that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can get rough. To maintain good physical condition, there are a few items you should bring with you to class to remain well protected. You want to bring the right gear so you can continue to practice and improve unhindered by nuisances and more serious injuries. Here is some… Read more »

The Best Martial Arts Styles for Self-Defense

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No one wants to end up in a deadly circumstance involving an attacker, but sadly, it is sometimes unavoidable. In such a position, your last resort may be to defend yourself. If you want to prepare and have some way of protecting yourself should the need arise, martial arts can significantly help. Here are the… Read more »

Considerations When Choosing a Martial Arts Style

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The first step to beginning a new hobby or lifestyle is to decide what you would like to do. For those interested in martial arts training, it’s important to note there is an abundance of styles that exist. As such, you may find it difficult to choose one. And to make matters even more confusing,… Read more »

Stretches That Improve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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When it comes to sports, stretching is critical to increase range of motion and prevent injury. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with its focus on grappling and associated movements, is no exception to this fact. By working on your flexibility, you can improve your offense and guard. Here a few stretches that improve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills which you… Read more »