Dealing with Adversity – Using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu On & Off the Mat

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that emphasizes ground fighting and grappling techniques. Originating from Japan, it was developed and refined in Brazil by the Gracie family in the early 20th century. BJJ has become increasingly popular around the world and is known for its effectiveness in self-defense and as a competitive sport. However,… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »

BJJ Techniques: The Triangle Choke From Guard

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One of the most impressive looking techniques in BJJ is the Triangle Choke from the Guard, especially in competition and mixed martial arts, it is one of the most impressive techniques to pull off and allows the user to pull off a victory from seemingly out of nowhere. In this example, your opponent is trying… Read more »

What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes?

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What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes? If you have decided you wish to try your luck in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, you deserve a pat on the back for taking the initiative to give competition a try. For those wondering how the playing field is leveled out in these tournaments – both Gi… 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 »