Categories
Competition Tips

How To Prepare For Your First BJJ Competition: A Complete Guide

If you want to prepare for your first BJJ competition and don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a method of self-defense combining martial arts, close combat, and ground fighting techniques. The self-defense techniques of BJJ, when well-executed, give practitioners the opportunity to […]

Categories
Over 30 Tips

How To Start BJJ At 30: What You Need To Know

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was founded on the principle that weak could defeat the strong by using leverage and superior technique. Today BJJ is one of the most popular forms of martial arts worldwide. As the sport grows more popular, it occasionally catches the eye of those past their prime, wondering if it’s too late for […]

Categories
General Tips

10 Concepts Every BJJ Aficionado Should Know

When first learning the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, many people focus much of their energy on learning essential fighting techniques. These fundamental techniques will become the foundation of your movements when engaging with an opponent. However, an equally important aspect are the integral BJJ concepts that support the principles and application of movement. These […]

Categories
BJJ Questions Injuries Tips

Why Do BJJ Practitioners Tape Their Fingers?

If you’re new to BJJ and you have seen some of the veteran grappler’s fingers covered in tape. Or you’ve watched videos online and saw all of the professional BJJ athletes had all of their fingers tapes.  Why Do BJJ Practitioners Tape Their Fingers? In BJJ, your hands are going to take a beating and […]

Categories
BJJ Questions Injuries Tips

Can You Do Jiu Jitsu With A Bad Shoulder? Tips On How To Avoid Injury

Everyone gets injured at some point, whether it’s your shoulder or something else. However, in spite of injuries like a bad shoulder, life keeps moving and we have to move right along with it. If you have Jiu Jitsu classes planned, then you are no doubt left with one very important question. I am not […]

Categories
Tips

BJJ etiquette, what to know when training Jiu Jitsu

If you’ve started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu then you may or may not have noticed that certain things are considered to be proper gym etiquette. Some of these things might be written out clearly on posters on the walls of the gym. Other “unwritten rules” may not be obvious to newcomers. Some gyms may not […]

Categories
Gi No Gi Tips

Gi vs No-Gi BJJ: Which One Is Better & Pros and Cons

What’s the difference between gi and no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? The significant difference between gi and no-gi BJJ is one requires the traditional Jiu Jitsu uniform, often referred to as a gi or kimono, and no-gi does not. No-gi BJJ is usually done in a rash guard and athletic shorts. If you’re brand new and have […]