Category Archives for BJJ Guides

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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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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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 […]

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What are the Easiest (and most effective) Judo Throws to Learn for BJJ?

Throws are an area of BJJ (and MMA) that most players neglect until tournament time. Because some BJJ players focus so strongly on the ground game they neglect takedowns from standing.  In this article we identify how to learn Judo takedowns and provide an overview of the basics of the best throwing techniques to learn […]

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Washing and Caring for your BJJ GI

What is the best way to clean your BJJ GI? In this guide we explain everything you need to know about washing and maintaining your bjj gi.  You know how to armbar someone, but do you know how to take care of your gi? Like other athletic gear and equipment, you want to maintain your […]

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Ultimate Guide to BJJ Rash Guards

What is a BJJ rash guard? The BJJ rash guard is a practical and diverse athletic garment worn by BJJ athletes all over the world. For people just starting out in BJJ (or considering a switch from the Gi), it can be a bit confusing knowing what to look for. Whether you’re a newbie or […]

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Selecting Your First BJJ Gi

Looking for a guide to purchasing your first BJJ Gi? You’ve come to the right place. Selecting your first gi is one of the few times in Brazilian jiujitsu were you will be bringing a physical product to your game. Jiujitsu does not utilize much in terms of equipment, unlike other sports like hockey or […]

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