BJJ Gift Ideas

Looking for a great BJJ gift for the enthusiast who has everything?   These BJJ gifts will work great for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion. Whether the gift is for a girlfriend, boyfriend or instructor, we got you covered.  BJJ Gift: Artwork Artwork makes for a great BJJ gift. Make your home, office or gym […]

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BJJ Camps: Travel and Train

Love to travel? All you want to do is train BJJ? Then you should consider a BJJ training camp for your next vacation or getaway. Training jiu jitsu internationally has never been simpler. Destination travel camps have propped up all over the globe. It is now easier than ever to go train in any country of your […]

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BJJ Rolling vs Drilling: Advantages and Disadvantages

There are two major ways to improve your Brazilian jiujitsu:  1) Rolling or 2) Drilling Which is more important to improve your jiujitsu? The answer is: it depends. Let’s take a deep dive and find out why… Rolling vs Drilling: Which is better?  Fundamentally, if you are not pushing yourself with either your rolling or […]

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Martial Arts and Language Learning

Learning a language and studying martial arts share much in common. In my experience, martial arts are a great way to learn a language.  I learned this lesson living in Peru, where I learned Spanish while practicing Judo. My Martial Arts Language Story I first learned Spanish in High school. In college, I took one […]

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Essential BJJ Gear Guide

What gear do I need for BJJ? When you start jiu jitsu, it’s difficult to know which gear and equipment you need to train.  We got you covered.  Let’s breakdown everything you need to buy when starting BJJ as a beginner. Gear for Jiu Jitsu in the Gi Training in the gi requires a few […]

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Best BJJ App: A review of Stephan Kestings BJJ Master App

What is the best BJJ app? Hands down, its got to be Stephan Kesting’s BJJ Master App. There are a lot of BJJ apps out there. Some are good and some not so good.  Here is my honest review of why I think it is the best app for Brazilian jiu jitsu available right now. […]

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Judo Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt: Differences and Similarities

What’s the difference between a BJJ black belt and a judo black belt?  Everything and nothing. How do these two black belts compare? Who would win in a match?  The answers may surprise you.  BJJ vs Judo Black Belts in Competition Let’s first take a look at how BJJ and Judo match up in the […]

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Review: Elite Sports Ultra Light BJJ Gi

Finding an awesome gi at a great price can be a challenge. Does the Elite Sports Ultra Light BJJ Gi make the cut? I’ve been testing out this gi for a little bit to see how it stands up. Let’s find out… The Elite Sports BJJ Gi is hands down one of the highest quality, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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