Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

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Why Brazilian Jiu jitsu? If someone told you that you could lose weight, feel fitter and be able to accomplish these things without having to spend countless hours running like a hamster on a treadmill, would you think they were lying to you or would you want to learn more?   This is Why Brazilian Jiu… Read more »

The ettiquette of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Some people are excited about starting BJJ Training but are not entirely sure what proper etiquette would be for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So in order to take some of that stress out of your first introductory lesson, you can read a little bit about proper etiquette while training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.    How to… Read more »

Portland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: Omoplata

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One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fact that it is almost like a game of cat-and-mouse. One person initiates an attack, only to have it countered, which leads to a whole new playing field because you may have transitioned your position. That is one of the reasons so many… Read more »

BJJ Technique: Knee Bar

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When your opponent has you in their guard, it means that your attacking options are limited in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique, but it does not mean that you cannot go on the offensive. With a Knee Bar from inside the Guard, you can transition from the relative safety of your opponents guard into an offensive… Read more »

Portland BJJ Techniques: The Sleeper from the Guard

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If you were asked to invent a BJJ techniques that are successful for self-defense there is a good chance that they would have a few simple requirements. You would like it to be used to incapacitate your opponent or assailant, you would want it to be applied without too much setup or without appearing too… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: The Rear Naked Choke

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Some people assume that most Jiu jitsu techniques are based on a fight hitting the ground. While it is true that BJJ offers a tremendous benefit to self-defense when a fight does actually hit the ground, that does not mean that there are no Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques available before the fight hits the ground…. Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu VS Weight Lifting

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When it comes to becoming the fittest you have ever been, there is no workout in the Portland area that is better for you than taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Pavel Tsatsouline, the man that is responsible for having launched the modern kettle bell revolution, once said that one of the worst things that ever… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Women

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Women

Brazilian jiu jitsu for women– some people look at it a bit skeptical and wonder why women choose to roll around in a very active competition with one another and men. But most of the people who actively wonder never have taken the time out to ask one of those women why they train Brazilian jiu jitsu,… Read more »

How Jiu Jitsu Tournaments Improve Your Game

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To someone who trains BJJ for fun, fitness, self defense, or just the enjoyment of club rolling, Jiu Jitsu tournaments might not be something they wish to participate in. They might not have a desire to be active competitors and they might not feel they have the time to dedicate to the preparation required to… Read more »