Jiu Jitsu Vs. Judo: Understanding the Main Differences

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Those who are a bit less familiar with martial arts disciplines may not be able to tell the difference between karate and tai chi or muay thai and taekwando. When the disparities are subtle, it’s difficult to discern one type from the other. But if you’re in the process of determining which practice might be… Read more »

The Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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In 2016, nearly 3.58 million people in the U.S. over the age of six participated in martial arts training. While there are numerous martial arts disciplines to choose from, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as BJJ) has become one of the most popular. But if you’re brand new to BJJ, it’s easy to feel intimidated… Read more »

How To Get Yourself Mentally Prepared For Your Workout

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Brazilian jiu jitsu in Portland is one of the most fun workouts you can engage in, but BJJ is still a challenging workout. If you’re one of the many people who struggle to muster up the courage to start or finish a workout, try these tips to get yourself mentally prepared.   Focus on the… Read more »

5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Change Your Life

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Those who are unfamiliar with the martial arts may not understand how our involvement in these disciplines can have a profound effect on how we live. But the reality is that by participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you will strengthen your body, mind, and spirit in a multitude of ways. In today’s post, we’ll talk… Read more »

Learn How to Conquer Your Fears with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Learn How to Conquer Your Fears with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ask yourself this question; What kind of person am I? Person A: An individual who never acts, and always second guesses themselves. Or Person B: An individual who acts first, and deals with the consequences later. A person who is constantly overthinking all their actions will… Read more »

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 »

Is Jiu Jitsu good for flexibility?

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Is Jiu Jitsu good for flexibility?   Adequate flexibility is a necessary component of peak athletic performance. Poor flexibility, on the other hand, limits movement and increases the risk of injury. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to maintain and improve flexibility, one of which is the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Improved flexibility, developed… Read more »

How to treat Cauliflower ear

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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 »