What is Jiu Jitsu?

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A common answer to the question What is Jiu Jitsu would be that it is among the most revolutionary martial arts of recent years. Of course, such a cursory answer does not really narrow down what exactly the art entails and involves. For those curious about what this art is an what it has to offer,… Read more »

BJJ Mount Escapes

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Gracie Jiu Jitsu puts a lot of emphasis on escaping from the mount position. You might not see as much emphasis on escaping from this position with other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu systems. Why is it that GJJ places the amount of emphasis on escaping from the mount?   Basically, Gracie Jiu Jitsu is self-defense oriented… Read more »

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Among the first Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques for attacking from the side control would be the “walking armbar.” This armbar probably has a number of different names but the general concept of the armbar never changes. This is a side control armlock that attacks the far arm. The far arm refers to the arm that… Read more »

Attacks from the Mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Attacks from The mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu can be considered the primary Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques. When you have mounted an opponent, you will immediately launch an attack on the choke points or the limbs of the upper torso. Of course, it is also possible to deliver strikes to the head of an opponent… Read more »

What Will Happen at Your First Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class?

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Having heard so much about a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class, you are likely very thrilled about taking your first class. You might even have a few expectations in mind. The class itself might be a little different than what you expected so you should be aware of what will occur the very first class you take…. Read more »

BJJ For Weight Loss?

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Can I Lose Weight With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling-based martial art that is designed for the sole purpose of helping fighters control the pace of a fight when in a clinch or when on the ground. Based on this alone, it’s easy to see that a huge amount of cardiovascular training will… Read more »

Take Your Game to the Next Level with these Jiu-Jitsu Drills!

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A big part of what goes into the journey of becoming a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is consistent and fundamental drilling. Since Jiu-Jitsu is primarily about muscle memory, rehearsing specific techniques over and over again is the only way that you are going to successfully apply them while sparring. Why Are Jiu-Jitsu Drills Important?… Read more »