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

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

Beginner’s Guide: IBJJF Weight Classes

Weight classes are designed to keep BJJ competitions fair. Under the IBJJF rule set, the weight classes vary by age, sex and competition type (gi vs no-gi). Understanding the basics of weight classes is essential for your training and ultimate success when competing.  IBJJF Juvenile Male Gi Weight Class Weight Division Max Weight Lbs Max … Read more

Types of BJJ Gis

BJJ gis come in all shapes and sizes.  How do you know which is best for you? In this article we discuss the different types of BJJ gis that are available in the market today. Beginner BJJ Gis BJJ gis for beginners are typically constructed from a single weave or ripstop material. Generally, they will … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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