Setting a New Year’s Resolution for Martial Arts


New Year’s resolutions are often fun to make; however, few people stick to them and reach the goals they set. But adhering to a resolution can be beneficial if taken seriously, as it has the power to push you out of complacency. If you’re thinking of setting a New Year’s resolution for martial arts, consider… Read more »

The Best Martial Arts Styles for Self-Defense


No one wants to end up in a deadly circumstance involving an attacker, but sadly, it is sometimes unavoidable. In such a position, your last resort may be to defend yourself. If you want to prepare and have some way of protecting yourself should the need arise, martial arts can significantly help. Here are the… Read more »

Considerations When Choosing a Martial Arts Style


The first step to beginning a new hobby or lifestyle is to decide what you would like to do. For those interested in martial arts training, it’s important to note there is an abundance of styles that exist. As such, you may find it difficult to choose one. And to make matters even more confusing,… Read more »

Stretches That Improve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


When it comes to sports, stretching is critical to increase range of motion and prevent injury. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with its focus on grappling and associated movements, is no exception to this fact. By working on your flexibility, you can improve your offense and guard. Here a few stretches that improve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills which you… Read more »

Does Martial Arts Help Children with ADHD?


For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, it is often difficult to stay attentive and to control impulses. This condition can negatively impact their experience at school and their interactions with others, which can dishearten them over time. Finding ways to improve their behavior and encourage their confidence is thus essential. One way to aid children who… Read more »

How Does Martial Arts Help with Stress?


Stress is an unavoidable part of life. As students, we might feel pressure from our peers or academics. As adults, we often have to strain to perform well in our jobs or take care of unexpected circumstances that come our way. With all this, it’s practically effortless to slip into tension and unease in our… Read more »

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Journey

If you study Gracie Jiu Jitsu from a reputable Instructor/Academy it will be one of the most exciting and challenging journeys you will ever take. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is not just about self-defense or getting in shape. It is about understanding yourself, those around you and life in general at a deeper level. When you… Read more »

How to Practice Jiu Jitsu Safely


In 2017, approximately 2.38 million Americans age six and older took martial arts training for fitness reasons.   Of course, with serious martial arts training comes the potential for serious injury, if you aren’t careful. And your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is no exception.   However, there are many benefits of Jiu Jitsu, and one… Read more »

Positive Self-Direction Using Martial Arts to Develop a Winners Attitude

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Martial Arts to Develop a Winners Attitude. “Winners in life have clearly defined, constantly referred to, game plans and purposes. They know where they’re going every day, every month, every year. Their objectives range all the way from daily priorities to lifetime goals. And when they’re not actively pursuing their goals, they’re thinking about them—hard!… Read more »