IBJJF Weight Classes (Gi and No-Gi)

With IBJJF weight classes, we know it can be confusing and difficult to keep track of all the numbers and letters that come into play. Well, we’ve got you covered! It will never be a problem for you again when weighing in for an IBJJF tournament because this handy chart covers EVERYTHING. The International Brazilian … Read more

The Best BJJ Documentaries to Watch in 2022

BJJ is an amazing martial art that you can use for self-defense or compete in tournaments. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been around for a long time, but it’s only recently that the best BJJ documentaries have come out. Here are 10 of the best BJJ documentaries so far! The best BJJ documentaries provide an in-depth look … Read more

BJJ Belt Levens and Progression: How Long to BJJ Black Belt?

There is a belt system in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For children under 15, there are only five belts: white, gray, yellow, orange, green. For those aged 15 and over, the belt system in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is as follows: white, blue, purple, brown, black, red-black (sometimes said coral) – 7th degree, red-white – 8th degree, red – … Read more

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

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# 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