BJJ Science: Research on mental and physical benefits of Jiujitsu

Are there quantifiable physical or physiological benefits of BJJ?  Surf the internet, and you will undoubtedly hear practitioners claim they lost weight with BJJ or how BJJ improved their lifestyle in one way or the other. It’s true that we love to tout jiujitsu’s benefits, but are any of these claims backed up by research … Read more

BJJ Belt System: Everything you Need to Know

Belts are an important part of Brazilian jiu jitsu culture. They demonstrate one’s ability, competence and time on the mat.  In this article, we explore the history and significance of BJJ belts and the criteria for achieving the next belt rank. History of the BJJ Belt System The martial art belt ranking system has its … Read more

Don’t Quit: Beating the BJJ Blue Belt Blues

Achieving a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu is an important milestone. At the belt promotion ceremony, there are often tears and high fives among classmates who reach the achievement together.   Yet, a few weeks later, you may be surprised to look around the gym and wonder where all the newly minted blue belts have … Read more