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BJJ Gi Patches: What Are They and Where Can You Get One?

BJJ is a form of martial arts that is different from others. You can usually spot the BJJ grapplers by what they wear, their traditional Gi outfit is usually adorned with multiple patches. Other martial arts groups, like karate or Judo, are only allowed 1-2 patches. BJJ grapplers also wear colored belts to show their […]

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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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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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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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Is Jiu Jitsu a Good Workout? My Opinion

Is Jiu Jitsu a Good Workout? My Opinion From karate and judo to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there is an expansive arena of martial arts. Each uses the body and mind and their respective power in unique and different ways. Harnessing this power can bring you quite the experience. So, is Jiu Jitsu a workout? Yes. […]

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Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Worth It? Here’s What You Need To Know

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Worth It? Here’s What You Need to Know Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (which ironically originated in Japan) is a form of Mixed Martial Arts in which two opponents grapple with ground techniques. As with all MMA sports, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a wonderful workout, great fun, and can bring like-minded athletes together […]

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Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Safe? Protect Yourself With These Tips

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Safe? Protect Yourself With These Tips One of the fastest-growing sports in the world is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Competitions are popping up everywhere now, kids are getting into it, and the best challengers can even get sponsored. Because of this many parents and people interested in BJJ may wonder in Jiu […]

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How Many BJJ Black Belts Are There?

It feels like the numbers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners, and black belts are growing by the millisecond, so it’s easy to wonder how many BJJ black belts there are out there. New black belts are awarded more often as more and more people enroll in new schools all over the world. Surely there are […]

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How Good is a Purple Belt in BJJ?

Much like its martial art counterparts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, categorizes practitioners by their rank which is represented by a specific color. Similar to the black belts used in karate to indicate expertise, masters of BJJ are considered red belts and intermediate practitioners are purple. With each new rank comes a new set of […]

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Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Overrated? Our Opinion

The world of mixed martial arts (MMA) has grown and evolved in many ways since it was first recognized as an organized sport with the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 1993. With a number of different fighting styles being allowed to be put into play, the UFC created an environment for fighters […]