Guard Retention Warm Up Drills


  Alternate leg circles Left and right. Bicycles Shrimping Forward shrimps Scooting forward and back (from sit up or 3pt guard) Sit up guard to knee scoot. Shrimp to turtle and sit out. Leg scissors Pendulum and rocking single leg. From back to up on elbow in sit-up guard. Shoulder rolls a- Alternate back roll… Read more »

Unlocking the Power of Half Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Master Pedro Sauer


In the intricate world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the half-guard position stands as a fundamental and indispensable component of a practitioner’s arsenal. Often regarded as a transitional position, the half-guard offers a wealth of opportunities for both defensive and offensive maneuvers, making it an essential skill set to master. In this blog post, we delve… Read more »

The Thrilling Spectacle of the 2023 World BJJ Competitions

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The year 2023 brought with it another edition of the highly anticipated World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Worlds). This prestigious event, organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), showcased the best of the best in the grappling world. From standout performances to unexpected upsets, the 2023 Worlds captivated fans worldwide and left an indelible mark… Read more »

The Yin-Yang Balance: Yielding and Assertiveness in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Competitions


In the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) competitions, achieving success requires a delicate balance between yielding and assertiveness. This dynamic interplay between these two qualities forms the foundation for effective strategy and performance on the mat. In this blog post, we will explore how finding the right equilibrium between yielding and assertiveness can lead to… Read more »

Why Brazilian jiu-jitsu Competitions are Great for Our Children’s Developement

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In an era marked by growing concerns about children’s physical and mental well-being, parents and educators are seeking activities that promote holistic development. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) competitions have emerged as a powerful tool for nurturing character, discipline, and resilience in children. This blog post explores the numerous benefits of BJJ competitions and sheds light on… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Jiu-Jitsu – Combat Stress and Embrace Inner Calm


Jiu Jitsu and Stress In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an unwelcome companion in the lives of many people. The constant demands of work, personal relationships, and other responsibilities can leave us feeling overwhelmed and emotionally drained. However, amidst the chaos, there exists a powerful tool that offers not only physical strength but also… Read more »

Dealing with Adversity – Using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu On & Off the Mat

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that emphasizes ground fighting and grappling techniques. Originating from Japan, it was developed and refined in Brazil by the Gracie family in the early 20th century. BJJ has become increasingly popular around the world and is known for its effectiveness in self-defense and as a competitive sport. However,… Read more »

Why Competing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu will Improve Your Skillset


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art that has gained popularity around the world in recent years. It is a complex art that requires both physical and mental skills to excel. Competing in BJJ can help improve your skillset in several ways, including physical fitness, mental toughness, problem-solving skills, and strategic thinking. Physical Fitness:… Read more »