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

Mat Burn in BJJ and Combat Sports

For those who practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), mat burn might seem like an inevitable part of the sport. While I don’t believe that they have to be expected, these minor injuries do tend to affect many practitioners at some point or another. Understanding how and why they occur, what you can do to prevent … Read more

Best BJJ Guard Passes

An effective guard pass is a key component of any effective ground game. A guard pass is one of the most important techniques in BJJ because it is both a defensive and offensive position that dictates who controls the match.  If you want to improve your jiujitsu game, a great place to start is by … Read more

Review of Blue Belt Requirements 2.0 Instructional DVD

In the Blue Belt Requirements DVD, third degree black belt Roy Dean is your guide to advancing in the world of Brazilian jiu jitsu. The blue belt is the rank that follows a white belt. To attain the blue belt level, you will widen your technical knowledge of the sport and spend hundreds of hours … Read more

Best Martial Arts DVD Instructionals

There are many reasons to learn Martial arts. Some people want to learn self-defense, while others want to join the armed forces. Some people want to enhance their fighting ability to give them an edge when competing. Besides the physical fitness and technique you gain from martial arts; it also improves your discipline, reaction time, … Read more

Should You Take a Pre-Workout for Jiu-Jitsu?

In my years of training jiu-jitsu, I have found it to bring many benefits to my life. Unsurprisingly, jiu-jitsu practitioners gain skills in self-defense while engaging in a unique sport. But jiu-jitsu offers other advantageous outcomes as well. Among these, is the fact that a single training session can offer an intense workout. You may … Read more