Best Dieting Tips for The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle

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The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Jiu-Jitsu is about eating right just as much as it is training hard. Consider food the “fuel” that allows   you to practice efficiently. If you fuel your body the wrong way, then you won’t be able to maximize your time at the gym. Let’s take a look at exactly what you should eat to make… Read more »

Is A BJJ Gi Essential?

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In order to become the best BJJ practitioner possible, you need to train both with and without a BJJ GI. If you’re new to Jiu-Jitsu, a “Gi” is basically the uniform that you’re going to practice with. It consists of a long-sleeved pair of pants and long-sleeved collared “coat”, both of which are composed of a tough… Read more »

How To Be A BJJ Instructor?

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Despite what most grapplers think, becoming a BJJ instructor is possible if you put in the work, time, and effort. Today, there are a few major Jiu-Jitsu schools that a person can go through in order to become a certified instructor. Gracie Academy Basic Certification The Gracie Academy provides instructor certification at five different levels. For example, in… Read more »

Grappling: How Can I Increase Mat Awareness?

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In grappling, mat awareness refers to someone’s ability to know where he or she is on a mat with respect to: Their opponent’s The mat’s boundaries Their own body parts Mat awareness could closely be compared to driving a vehicle. When you first learn how to drive, you’re only worried about one thing: the road right in… Read more »

Cost Of BJJ Equipment?

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The beauty behind BJJ Equipment is that it actually doesn’t require that much “stuff” in order to participate. At the very least, all you need is yourself. However, at most gyms, you’re at least going to need a gi. And there are a few more “extras” that you’ll want to consider purchasing as well. Let’s take a look… Read more »

How to Practice Jiu Jitsu At Home

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A huge misconception associated with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that you can only practice it at the gym. Unfortunately, this way of thinking actually cuts back on your potential. By finding ways to practice jiu jitsu at home, you’ll increase your skills at a much quicker rate. Jiu Jitsu at home: Developing Your Technique By “Shadow” Grappling Shadow grappling… Read more »

Should I Learn BJJ Takedowns?

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Some grapplers don’t like learning BJJ Takedowns because they think that it isn’t going to be useful to their careers. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, whether you’re in a competition or street fight, take downs are going to be of the utmost importance. In the subsequent sections of this article, we’ll explain why they… Read more »

Famous Women and Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu Classes

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Famous Women who’ve Taken Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu Classes In a sport that is largely dominated by men, there are women who have reached the metaphoric summit in Jiu-Jitsu and become very famous as a result. It wasn’t until fairly recently that there’s been an upsurge in women participating in Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu. Let’s take a look at… Read more »