BJJ Training In A Gi For Real-Life

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How BJJ Training Can Simulate A Real-Life Self-Defense Situation Many newer grapplers often wonder: does gi training simulate real-life self-defense situations more than no-gi training? The short answer: it depends. Unless you live on the beach, chances are good that our physical altercations are almost always going to include attackers who are wearing clothing. These… Read more »

Don’t Abuse Your Self-Defense

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Don’t Abuse Your Self-Defense Abilities Just because you’re an experienced and efficient grappler, doesn’t mean that you should go as far as to break an opponent’s arm or leg during a physical altercation. After all, 99% of the attackers that you’ll ever face in life will likely have no experience in BJJ. Some may have… Read more »

What if My Jiu Jitsu Instructor Isn’t a Black Belt?

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What if My Jiu Jitsu Instructor Isn’t a Black Belt? Most people couldn’t imagine training at a BJJ gym that didn’t have a black belt Jiu Jitsu Instructor. However, it’s important to realize that, throughout your BJJ career, there are going to be times when you aren’t going to get trained by a black belt…. Read more »

What’s The Best Guard to Use During Jiu Jitsu Competition?

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What’s The Best Guard to Use During jiu jitsu Competition? You’ve trained hard; you’re in shape, and now its competition day. But you’re still wondering: what is the best guard to use during jiu jitsu Competition? As you might already know by now, Jiu-Jitsu is associated with dozens of different guards. These range from the… Read more »

Best Dieting Tips for The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle

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The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Jiu-Jitsu is about eating right just as much as it is training hard. Consider food the “fuel” that allows   you to practice efficiently. If you fuel your body the wrong way, then you won’t be able to maximize your time at the gym. Let’s take a look at exactly what you should eat to make… Read more »

How To Be A BJJ Instructor?

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Despite what most grapplers think, becoming a BJJ instructor is possible if you put in the work, time, and effort. Today, there are a few major Jiu-Jitsu schools that a person can go through in order to become a certified instructor. Gracie Academy Basic Certification The Gracie Academy provides instructor certification at five different levels. For example, in… Read more »