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 Kimura?

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  There are certain moves which can be dubbed the quintessential Jiu Jitsu submissions. Among them would be the armbar, the triangle, the rear naked choke, and one of the most legendary of all….The jiu jitsu kimura. What makes this particular submission so unique is that it is one of the few that is named… Read more »

Get your Grappling Moves Right

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There seems to be thousands of different grappling moves you can employ in a match. Well, there are thousands of different moves found across the wide spectrum of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission wrestling. However, you do not want to try and memorize a significant number of moves. A much better approach would be to… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Self Defense Training

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Jiu Jitsu is commonly thought of as a sport but such an impression really pigeonholes it. Imagine if a Jiu Jitsu practitioner was assaulted. Would not the art be helpful to address being attacked in such a scenario? The answer is yes….BUT….there needs to be an understanding that Jiu Jitsu self defense training must be… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Grappling in Portland

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If you want to get the most out of your Jiu Jitsu grappling sessions, you need to follow a few tried and true methods which are known for delivering results. While there are scores of different competitors who have different approaches to training the art, there are a few tried and true strategies which can… Read more »

What the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Means

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The image of a person who holds a Jiu jitsu Black belt has a history of being quite mythical in the world of martial arts. When it comes to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there really are no myths present. The integrity of the belt is maintained through strict requirements for performance. Merely memorizing techniques or… Read more »

BJJ Stretching

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Jiu Jitsu stretching is essential for long term success Anyone who was a karate student “back in the day” remembers those old leg stretching machines and devices found in the dojo. Generally, there were employed for high kicking and since most martial artists today are not into high kicks, you don’t see these devices very often. You… Read more »

Grappling Sessions: Beginner Tips

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There are things in life people become very passionate about. This is true of many different hobbies including the martial arts. In particular, those that have taken up BJJ grappling sessions are enormously enthused about learning as much as they can about the art and improving their skills. This is why they will attend class… Read more »