The Merits of Portland BJJ: Part 2

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The merits of training in Portland BJJ. People often call and ask what some of the benefits of training BJJ really are, what can they really expect? Often the answer is simple and quite open, it depends on what it is you are looking for. There are so many benefits to actively training BJJ that… Read more »

The BJJ Workout

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Some people are slightly confused when they hear others say that BJJ (short for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) provides a much better workout than the traditional forms of working out do. In order to summarize some of the benefits of The BJJ Workout compared to the traditional workout methods, here are a few reasons as to… Read more »

Self-Defense For Absolute Beginners – 7 Tips to Remember

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BJJ Self-Defense for Beginners – 7 Tips to Remember First and foremost, starting out in BJJ Self-Defense for Beginners classes is just like starting out in anything else – you aren’t going to be that good in the beginning. But don’t worry, because that’s expected. Let’s take a look at 7 tips that you should… Read more »

When Can Knowing Self-Defense Techniques Come in Handy?

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When Can Knowing Self-Defense Techniques Come in Handy? When BJJ was originally developed more than 100 years ago, it was to teach smaller individuals how to defend themselves against larger ones. Today, BJJ is taught all around the world, both as a sport as well as for self-defense. But when exactly can knowing self-defense techniques… Read more »

Looking for a BJJ School

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A BJJ school is easy to find, but finding the right one can be a challenge. Thanks to the popularity of the UFC and other MMA leagues, it seems that every guy who knows how to apply a triangle is running a BJJ school out of his house. Here are some criteria that can help… Read more »

Self Defense: Does Size Matter?

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I’m Small – Can I still Protect Myself Against Larger Opponents? Do you weigh anywhere between 125 and 145 pounds? Do you bench less than 150 pounds? Are you worried that your small size is going to affect your self-defense capabilities? Well, throw all of those worries out the window because none of that matters…. Read more »

Can You Defend Yourself

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How Long Before You Can Defend Yourself? Almost nobody who practices Jiu-Jitsu, or other self-defense martial for that matter, becomes fluent overnight. It just isn’t going to happen, so relieve that expectation right now. The ironic part is that once you stop having such high expectations for your skills, you’ll learn at a much quicker… Read more »

BJJ On The Beach?

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Will BJJ work for self-defense? Some people wonder whether or not Will BJJ work for self-defense. After all, you won’t really have much to grab onto if your opponent isn’t wearing much clothing. Not to mention, they may be slippery, making it difficult to perform any moves. To answer the question: yes, self-defense BJJ is… Read more »