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Injuries

How to Deal with Finger Pain in BJJ: A Complete Guide

If you enjoy grappling, then you’ve probably received a finger injury or two over the years. Unfortunately, for those that love BJJ, the movements involved with this activity can take a toll on your joints over time, including your knees, elbows, and fingers. However, the primary joint pain issue that most grapplers struggle with in […]

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General

The History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art specializing in grappling (ground fighting.) Most MMA fighters who participate in contests like UFC are trained and highly competent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, few people are privy to the origins of Jiu Jitsu and where and how the martial art was formed.  So what is the history […]

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General Uncategorized

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

While there are a lot of options for martial arts, what makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu special is that it helps smaller, weaker opponents defend themselves against larger, stronger opponents. If you are looking to get into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is essential to have a better understanding of what this form of martial arts entails. […]

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General

Vale Tudo: Origin, History and Influence

Well before MMA, there was a style of competitive fighting that would help inspire its creation. This fight style was known as Vale Tudo and started in Brazil decades before organized MMA bouts. Without Vale Tudo, MMA would look a lot different today and might not even exist. What is Vale Tudo? Vale Tudo is […]

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Equipment Kids

What is the Best Kids BJJ Gi on Sale Today?

Congratulations on having your child involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Training in martial arts is one of the best ways to keep them healthy, fit, and active. Part of ensuring a good experience for your child in their BJJ journey is fitting them with the proper gear and attire. Shopping for kids’ Gi can be […]

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Places

Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Austin Texas

No matter where you live, once you’ve committed yourself to training martial arts, finding quality martial arts instruction is critical. Be it a veteran martial artist or a novice who has set the intention to start their walk on the martial path, you can’t do it yourself so a good gym or dojo is a […]

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Equipment

Best BJJ Bags and Backpacks For 2020

For 2020, there are a lot of great BJJ bags and backpacks on the market for you to buy. We’ll also show you how to clean your BJJ bag or backpack and we’ll compare differences between bags and backpacks, plus pros/cons. What to look for in a BJJ bag or backpack? What you want to […]

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BJJ Questions

How Much Do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Cost?

So, you want to learn Jiu Jitsu? You’re not alone. More and more people are learning Jiu Jitsu, whether it is for fun, sport, or self-defense lots of people are signing up and taking classes.  Needless to say, the cost is usually the first thing that comes to mind when signing up for anything new.  […]

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BJJ vs. Everybody

BJJ For Street Fighting: The Best Martial Art For Real Fights?

When it comes to learning martial arts, many participants want to find the right fit for their needs. For many, real-life application of the martial art type is important—including use in real fights if the need arises.  The best martial art for real fights?  Jiu Jitsu, sometimes called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu due to its origin, […]

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Equipment

Best BJJ HeadGear and Ear Guards of 2020

If you’ve spent any time training BJJ, wrestling, or any other grappling art, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the cauliflowered ears that many grapplers have after spending some time on the mats. Additionally, you’ve probably seen people wearing BJJ headgear for jiu-jitsu training during live rolling and drilling. If you plan to train BJJ for the long […]