If You Live In One Of These Cities…

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Consider Taking Self-Defense BJJ Classes if You Live in These American Cities For some people, BJJ serves as nothing more than an outlet for having fun and staying in shape. But for others, it’s a method of protection. If you live in the following American cities, then you should definitely consider investing your time and… Read more »

Can you use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In A Bar?

Can you use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Bar? If you visit bars regularly, chances are that you’ll eventually get into an altercation. Alcohol tends to make people lower their inhibitions, and because of this, you may find someone wanting to fight you. Assuming that you can’t get away, Can you use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a… Read more »

Are Self-Defense BJJ Classes Good For Senior Citizens?

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Can Seniors practice brazilian Jiu jitsu? Just because you’re a senior citizen doesn’t mean that you can reap all of the benefits that Jiu-Jitsu has to offer. Quite the contrary, if you are older than 55 years old then regular BJJ practice will help you live longer, feel happier, and allow you to boast efficient… Read more »

Bjj self-defense against a weapon?

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Can BJJ Self-Defense Techniques Work Against a Weapon? In general, there aren’t very many forms of martial arts that work effectively against weapons. Take BJJ as an example. It’s extremely efficient against regular attackers, but it doesn’t work that well against people with knives or guns. Muay Thai kickboxing is another good example. It too works… Read more »

Understanding the Different Types of BJJ Training Partners

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Understanding the Different Types of BJJ training partners As you progress throughout your BJJ career, you’ll come to find that training partners can be broken up into a few distinct categories: The oldies The aggressive rollers The female grapplers The “by-the-book” grapplers The newbies   Let’s take a look at the distinct characteristics and qualities… Read more »

7 Signs You’ve Chosen the WRONG BJJ Gym

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7 Signs You’ve Chosen the WRONG BJJ Gym If you want to increase your Jiu-Jitsu skill sets as quickly and as much as possible, then you need to choose the best possible BJJ gym to practice at. Unfortunately, too many grapplers spend months, if not, years at the wrong gym, which can hinder their progress and even put… 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 »

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 »

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 »