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

Which Martial Art Should You Train?

Deciding which martial art to learn first can be a daunting task. There are so many arts to choose from that making the decision can feel paralyzing.  Every martial has its pros and cons. In this article we will give you a flavor of the most popular martial arts to help you decide which one … Read more

How to Learn BJJ Online

There has been an explosion of online learning courses for Brazilian Jiujitsu these past few years. It seems like every major instructor has their own online BJJ subscription channel. For a monthly payment, you can get unlimited access to a BJJ curriculum. So, how can you maximize your training with these online subscriptions? What are … Read more

Best BJJ Camp in Thailand

Finding the best BJJ camp in Thailand is a difficult task. With so many training options for various martial arts, locating one that specializes in grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and which provides quality private training, is of the utmost importance. Your training and instructors are not everything though. After looking at everything from location, accommodations … Read more

Best BJJ Camp in Brazil

We’ve looked across the country to find the best BJJ camp in Brazil. This is no easy task, and only one stood out among the rest, based on three main factors. First and foremost, the knowledge and professionalism of instructors is what distinguishes the value to beginner, novice and expert-level students. Being open and welcome … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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