JJ Pugsley's Blog

Understanding the Principles of BJJ Techniques

Before the chaos of panic shopping and quarantines ensued, I taught a seminar at a local UFC gym here in Colorado. One of the key points I tried to emphasize throughout the seminar was to understand the principles of any given technique a student learns. I would go so...

Jiu-Jitsu as Therapy

While I am certainly no expert on clinical therapy I do have a modicum of experience from formal education and internship in clinical psychology. For that reason I wanted to share my thoughts on the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for reducing anxiety and stress along with...

Hygiene Tips for Your BJJ Practice

Hygiene Tips for Your BJJ Practice

As all fighters know, hygiene is an important part of practicing martial arts. If you’re new to MMA or to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you should take some time to learn good hygiene practices. Here are some hygiene tips for your martial arts practice: Keep Your Gi Clean When...

Is BJJ Practical for Real Life Self-Defense?

Is BJJ Practical for Real Life Self-Defense?

Some people who sign up to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu want to get in shape or learn a new skill. Some people, however, want to learn how to defend themselves in a real-life conflict. So, the question that gets asked is often, “Is Jiu-Jitsu practical for self-defense?”...