Benefits of Doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If you have ever questioned the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you will definitely want to read this article. In it, I will discuss the numerous health benefits of participating in Jiu-Jitsu. First, you need to understand the importance of flexibility. Flexibility Flexibility is the key to all sorts of physical activities. It is an essential … Read more

Wrestling vs. BJJ: Which is better?

The subject of wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been around for ages. The timeless debate of which grappling martial art is better. The exciting part is that it doesn’t just stop with BJJ and Wrestling; you’ve got Judo, Sambo, Japanese Jiu-jitsu, among others. It’s always the same debate in martial arts: which is better, boxing … Read more

Best BJJ Mobility Drills in 2022

Mobility is something often neglected when training BJJ. It is one of those things that is always overlooked, but when done right, it changes everything. If you’re someone who feels like they’re having a hard time adapting to BJJ submissions (kimura, triangle chokes, etc.), then this is for you. To be frank, whether you’re a … Read more

BJJ Conditioning and Strength Training: The Definitive Guide

Picture this; it’s the year 1993, the inception of martial arts competition as we know it. UFC 1: 216 lbs Dutch Karateka Gerard Gordeau fights 176 lbs BJJ Black Belt Royce Gracie. A heavyweight striker vs. a welterweight Juijiteiro by today’s standard. We all know the skilled underdog won and shocked the world by beating … Read more

First BJJ Class: Your How-To Guide

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It’s your first BJJ class, do you feel nervous? Feeling anxious and can’t decide what to wear or bring? What’s the best workout clothes should I wear? What if I’m the only girl in class? Do I show up with a pineapple? I’ll answer all these questions, and ready you for your first Jiu-Jitsu class. … Read more

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Terminology

bjj terms

# 50/50: A leg lock position similar to an outside ashi garami but with your opponent’s leg being controlled with a “cross grip” on the inside of your body rather than on the outside. As the name suggests, the 50-50 position also gives your opponent access to leg locks, so it’s often used as a … Read more

How To Wash a BJJ Gi (+ Care Instructions)

How To Wash A Gi

Your BJJ gi can retain sweat, dirt, odor, and oils. A lot of it. It’s therefore of utmost importance to take appropriate care of the gi to maintain maximum quality and longevity without damaging it.  If you find that your gi has shrunk or has been damaged, don’t be too quick to criticize the brand! … Read more