Your Training Partners Are Your Tribe

There is a strange part of human behavior that most “normal folks” do not know about. Those of us who struggle together bond together. Not only do we bond, we bond on a deeply primal level. It is something with in us that we desire. When…

5 Reasons Your Kids Should Be Learning Jiu Jitsu

There are many reasons why parents choose Jiu Jitsu for their children. Kids can learn great problem solving skills while becoming more disciplined individuals. Here are the top 5 reasons your kids should be learning Jiu Jitsu. #1. Self Defense The…
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Benefits of Yoga for Men and Women

The Benefits of Yoga for Men and Women No matter what age you are Yoga can provide you with incredible benefits. To someone who has never tried it before it probably looks intimidating to see all those incredible Yogis out there stretching,…

Should I Start BJJ At My Age?

There have been many times a new kid walks through the doors of the BJJ school which I call my home. And when I say “kid” I really mean KID. I am talking about someone who is 11 to 14 years of age! And every time one of these 11 to 14 year…

How To Train With Everyone In BJJ

How To Flow Roll In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Consider these wise thoughts from excellent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach, Nick “Chewy” Albin aka @Chewjitsu: “What is BJJ Flow Rolling? Is it a good way to rep Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques? Defining…

3 Tips for White Belt Jiu Jitsu Students

3 Tips For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu White Belts Until you get acclimated on the mats, the first few months of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a complete beginner can be a little overwhelming. A good analogy is the first time you learned to ride…
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Fall In Love With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and all grappling martial arts in general, tap into something primal in each and every one of us. You will see it with kids sometimes, especially young boys who like to wrestle around with other friends as they playfully…

What to look for in a Jiu-Jitsu School?

I remember many years ago when I was looking for a solid martial arts school. I knew I wanted grappling and was fairly certain I wanted jiu-jitsu. This was around 1997-1998 when the UFC had some popularity and some people were starting to say…

Physical and Mental Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu training offers many benefits, besides just learning how to depend yourself.  A dedicated jiu-jitsu practitioner can expect to learn more then just effective techniques in unarmed combat, jiu-jitsu training can literally change your…

Combat Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is known as one of the most complete and effective martial arts systems.  Though it has been around for centuries and has it’s roots in the Samurai battlefields of Japan; it has gained “recent” popularity with the Ultimate Fighting…

Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts

Unless you are blind or don’t have cable television, you know that the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is on the rise!  Everyone is interested in MMA and eventually more and more people want to learn how to fight in a Mixed Martial Arts event. At…

Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

Jiu-Jitsu is regarded as one of the most effective self-defense arts.  It was originally used on the battlefields of Japan by the Samurai.  It has since evolved into many different styles of jiu-jitsu including evolving into other styles such…