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 →
Are you looking for a high quality martial arts tumbling mat for your gym or training ground? The Z-Athletic Martial Arts Mat is a vinyl material that is made from polyethylene foam that is high density at 18 oz. of vinyl for better protection and comfort for any gym and any martial arts center, especially if you are most likely to do ground fighting and submissions.
Z-Athletic Martial Arts Mat Features.
Measuring at 49″ by 25″ by 9″ when folded and 4′ by 8′ by 2″ when unfolded, all the 4 sides of the mat have Velcro and you can easily have end to end and side to side mat connection with less hassle.
You can use it for a variety of gym training, martial arts, ground and submission holds, gymnastics and other sports, exercises or activities that require lying on the ground. The materials have been made at a very high quality such that it outnumbers open cell foam type mats that may be too soft to withstand a lot of exercise routines, grapples and lie-ins. Continue reading →