The History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


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


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 »

Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu Skills Using These Tips


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 »

Essential Jiu-Jitsu Gear to Keep in Your Bag


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 »

Essential Jiu-Jitsu Moves and Concepts for Beginners


At the start of your journey into the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you might be unsure as to what skills you should hone to become the best fighter you can be. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu involves countless techniques and variations of those techniques, and it can be easy to become caught up in chasing the flashy moves… Read more »

A Guide to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt System


Like some other martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses a belt ranking system to mark the progress of students as they develop in skill. To the uninitiated, the different colors may not hold much meaning. But for practitioners of BJJ, earning each rank is reflective of the great amount of time and effort that one puts… Read more »

5 Finger Injuries That You May Get In BJJ and Muay Thai Class

Fist hands bump at the brazilian Jiu Jitsu training

Practicing or learning martial arts helps in improving your physical and mental health. You also get to learn skills that can help you defend yourself. Martial arts classes are ever-increasing in popularity. By 2017, an estimated 2.38 million Americans aged above six years were participating in martial arts fitness programs.   Your Muay Thai class… Read more »

BJJ Injury Prevention: How to Stay Safe in the Studio


It’s recommended that children over the age of two engage in at least an hour of moderate physical activity per day — and adults should follow their lead. Martial arts classes can be an excellent way to stay active, become part of a community, and develop valuable skills. But in order to get the most… Read more »