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...
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...
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...
The Benefits of Exercise for People with PTSD

The Benefits of Exercise for People with PTSD

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) tend to have low rates of exercise. This may explain why many people with PTSD have been found to be at high risk for a number of physical health problems. These physical health problems include obesity, heart disease,...
Fighter Spotlight: Dominick Cruz

Fighter Spotlight: Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz is an American Mixed Martial Artist and fights in the bantamweight division. He participates in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was the final bantamweight titleholder of World Extreme Cagefighting, and is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Cruz is...