There are a few unwritten rules for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that every beginner should be aware of. All of these rules are not universal across every academy, each may have their own ideas for what to do and not to do.
When you enter a gym for the first time, it is important to be respectful by avoiding actions that may be considered taboo by the instructor or the students.
Safety is of the utmost importance for beginners in BJJ. There are a few moves that are frowned upon for beginners for safety reasons. The general consensus is that most of the techniques that are illegal in competition for your level are unsafe to be used in practice.
The benefits of Jiu Jitsu as a martial arts discipline are many, and some might surprise you.
By dedicating a part of yourself to the study of this ancient art you will find that other aspects of your daily events improve and a dramatic change overcomes your life. Here are some of the ways that the study of jiu-jitsu can change your life for the better.
Are you a student of the ancient discipline of Jiu-Jitsu? Do you wish you could save anyone from having to ask that question and just let them read your shirt? Then we’ve got the perfect list for you. We’ve compiled six of the best Jiu-Jitsu-themed shirts available on the internet, ranging from the hilarious to the artistic. Enjoy!
Brazilian jiu jitsu is a great martial art for a person of any age, size, or athletic ability. What you will find at the core of BJJ is that it can be one of the safest forms of martial arts and self-defense. Grandmaster Helio Gracie was very small and frail, yet he developed a system for defeating men that were twice his size.
Past injuries and a sedentary lifestyle can make training of any physical capacity difficult for a person over the age of 40. Some people are still very healthy and nimble at the age of 40, but for those who aren’t, some changes will be needed. To begin or continue training jiu jitsu in this condition, a positive attitude and a new set of your rituals may be needed.
The differences between a 20 year old and a 45 year old man can be quite vast. Among other things, a younger man will often have a faster rate of recovery, better flexibility, and less nagging injuries that they have had to deal with. There have been plenty of beginners in bjj that are over 40, these people do not let themselves feel limited in their ability because of their age. Attitude is important, many people make excuses and say I can’t do this or that. As Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right.” Continue reading →
We came up with this slogan a few months ago because we were so fed up with all these wimpy college students who apparently are so emotionally unstable they need a safe space for ridiculous reasons, like Halloween!
Why on earth did someone come up with a safe space in the first place? The only reason reason anyone would ever need a safe space would be for serous problems like domestic abuse or related violent issues. Continue reading →
When playing guard, you are either looking to work towards a dominant position or to submit your opponent. There are many different factors that will affect your success sweeping opponent from guard, including size difference, experience, and style of jiu jitsu.
Some schools teach MMA or catch-wrestling style of grappling as compared to traditional Brazilian jiu jitsu, and there are many different styles of each individual grappling discipline.
It is important to try and grapple with as many different training partners as possible so you can experience how certain techniques and strategies work for you against each individual style. Continue reading →
If you want to be a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter for official fights and competitions then you will need a very comfortable Gi (uniform) to wear that is just the right size for you and very durable for long-time use. The Fuji BJJ Uniform is a great Gi made from high quality material.
Are you ready to put your Jiu-Jitsu techniques to the test by finally attempting to join the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)? To get you started, you might want to read on Advanced Rubber Guard: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition, written by a well-renowned professional Jiu-Jitsu master, Eddie Bravo, in cooperation with Glen Cordoza and Erich Krauss, both professional fighters in Muay Thai and also authored many MMA sport books.
As a very well-known instructor for 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, Eddie Bravo shares his techniques, philosophies and nearly everything you need to know about no-gi grappling. Bravo is not just an author – he has also trained a bunch of UFC contenders such as George Sotiropoulos and Dan Hardy with many established schools scattered all over the world.
His previous book, “Mastering the Rubber Guard” is followed by this great sequel called “Advanced Rubber Guard” for your professional MMA sporting needs. Continue reading →