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...

Breathing for BJJ and life

One of the most important aspects of jiu-jitsu is the ability to remain calm under pressure. If you have ever been trapped on the bottom of a larger opponent’s side control you have undoubtedly felt that tinge of panic and claustrophobia that come with it. The...
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...
Reasons Why Kids Should Learn BJJ

Reasons Why Kids Should Learn BJJ

Some parents are just looking for a way to keep their children busy, others want them to learn self-defense. No matter the reasoning, it’s a great idea to sign your kids up for jiu jitsu classes because the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training are immense and will...
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?”...
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Finger Tape: What Grapplers Need to Know

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Finger Tape: What Grapplers Need to Know

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and it isn’t hard to see why. The grappling discipline provides practitioners with a means of making friends, getting in shape, and learning valuable self-defense...