Does BJJ Work in a Street Fight?

Many of the top martial artists today seem to come from Western arts. Wrestling, kickboxing, and similar martial arts have dozens of champions, titleholders, and other recognized fighters. Does that mean Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) doesn’t offer the same benefits?  It turns out that, while many martial artists today may not start as BJJ practitioners, learning … Read more

How To Find a Good BJJ Gym That Fits You

Starting your BJJ journey is exciting, but choosing the right gym can be overwhelming. The gym you choose can make all the difference in whether your BJJ experience is fun or boring and whether you learn real BJJ or “McDojo BJJ.”  It’s not always easy to decide on a BJJ gym, but this article will … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to your First BJJ Class

BJJ is an increasingly popular martial art, thanks in no small part to its focus on self-defense and grappling. Whether you want to learn to protect yourself or want to step onto the competitive stage, knowing what to expect before you go in for your first class can help. Here’s everything you should know. Prepare … Read more

BJJ and Wrestling: Their History, Similarities, and Differences

If you’re not a major grappling arts fan, you’re forgiven for not knowing that there’s a difference between wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). On the surface, these two combat-style sports can look very similar. However, they’re actually quite different. Wrestling and BJJ are both based on a grappling style of fighting. However, BJJ is … Read more

How To Start And Run A New BJJ Gym

Do you have the drive and ambition to open your own BJJ gym? It’s not an easy task, but with the right know-how, it can be a successful endeavor.  Opening a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gym is an exciting prospect for many martial arts enthusiasts and martial arts school owners. Not only does the opportunity … Read more