Off The Mat


Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an amazing martial art. It is fun, improves health, increases awareness, it is strategic, builds confidence, and is a great form of self-defense. If you are new to the practice, it will take some getting used to. I always tell people when they are starting that it is not easy, and it… Read more »


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O SOTO GARI While it is always great to have a partner to practice your takedowns we don’t always have someone around. In this video you will learn a cool takedown while getting some great ideas on how you can practice on your own. Do not get stuck in the mindset that you cannot improve… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Solo Drills Abdominal Workout


The Jiu-jitsu techniques in this video will build your core strength, coordination, and flexibility. There are 20 different exercises in the video. Start small do sets of 10 with each exercise. If this is easy do sets of 20. Once you have memorized the series for Jiu-jitsu abdominal exercises. Play around with it, maybe do… Read more »

Lessons You Can Learn from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


To the untrained eye, the physicality of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) makes it appear to be a muscle sport where brawn is valued above brains. This, however, cannot be further from the truth. The martial art of BJJ was built on the foundations of overcoming the size and strength limitations of the individual through carefully devised… Read more »

The Rules and Scoring in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Over the years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been codified according to a variety of criteria that help determine the victors in bouts as well as keep participants safe. When you’re just starting out, you may make mistakes regarding the rules that people follow, which is all right so long as you aren’t injuring your sparring partners… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your First Jiu-Jitsu Competition


After picking up the basics and getting to a decent beginner’s skill level, you may want to begin competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Your instructor may even recommend it if they believe you are ready to take on the challenge. Taking part in a tournament is an invaluable opportunity to learn and grow, so it’s a… Read more »

The Difference between Gi and No-Gi Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly useful for besting others in physical contests using skill rather than just brute force. You can apply it to self-defense and mixed martial arts contexts to great effect. However, BJJ approaches can change significantly depending on whether you and your opponent are wearing the traditional uniform of the art, the Gi,… Read more »

Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Conditioning Exercises


Although learning techniques and rolling in class will make up the bulk of your training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you can further your proficiency in the art with conditioning off the mat as well. Here are a couple of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu conditioning exercises you can do. Kettlebell Long Cycle When training for BJJ, you… Read more »