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  • Your First BJJ Class: How to Prepare and What to Expect

    Get the most out of your first day of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world, and for good reason- it is effective. It is considered by many to be one of the most effective and realistic martial art in real-life combat situations. Going to your first BJJ class may seem daunting at first, but fret not, this article will help prepare you for your first foray into the gentle art. What to expect in the average BJJ class Aside from the lessons themselves, an average BJJ class will have different components: Bowing in. BJJ might not be considered a traditional martial art for many, but for most academies, lining up and bowing will ....

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  • If You Won’t Tap In Time For Your Own Health, Do It For Your Teammates’ Sanity

    The amount of physical pain you suffer when you get injured in jiu-jitsu is equal to the emotional pain your training partner feels when they realize they were involved in your injury. Trust me, I’m great at math.* It’s hard to get through any significant amount of time in jiu-jitsu without getting hurt, whether it’s as “insignificant” as a bloody nose courtesy of someone’s errant elbow, or it’s as life-changing as a knee injury that requires a six-month layoff. Some injuries are freak accidents, with a limb being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some are caused by a teammate being reckless, cranking on submissions too quickly or going too ....

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  • Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Right for Women?

    Almost all fights, professional and street attacks, end up on the ground or in very close proximity. There are countless viral videos of men and women getting slammed to the concrete or pinned down with no ability to protect themselves. Smaller, weaker people are at an even worse disadvantage – this is a harsh reality. Many women are afraid to walk alone and feel defenseless, but training practical martial arts can turn that fear into awareness rather than hopelessness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a ground based martial art, rooted 100% in self-defense that helps bridge the gap between strength and technique. BJJ is for everyone – big, small, tall, short, young, old, men, women, ....

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  • Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) benefits people from every walk of life. From childhood to adulthood, and from young women to elderly men, it is the best martial art for street defense due to many factors. It is effective against larger, stronger opponents. BJJ also gives you the control necessary to inflict only as much damage as the situation calls for. Here we’ll discuss this and more when describing how BJJ is unlike other martial arts.
    Brazilian jiu jitsu was created to give the smaller individual an equalized playing field because BJJ is not based on strength or power. Much of present day BJJ techniques can be attributed to Helio Gracie. Helio was not a large man. In fact ....

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  • Top 6 Reasons Your Kids Should Learn BJJ

    Short of being with them 24/7, what can you do to keep your children safe? Some parents are turning to self-defense classes to teach their children how to stand up for themselves. We are all conscious about our child’s physical abilities, mental health and social insecurities too, which gives us a lot to worry about. We think that learning self defense is a great thing and can teach kids much more than fighting. Here are 6 reasons why practicing Brazilian Jui Jitsu can help your children.

    Respect. Self defense and martial arts have long been known for teaching respect for one another. Even though these classes teach physical moves that could be interpreted as violent, in ....

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  • Wilmington, NC Do you Know the Eight Health Benefits of Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ?

    Did you know that practicing a martial art can actually change your brain chemistry ? The brain begins to undergo changes after the age of 35. Learning new concepts and skills may become more of a challenge. You might not be as receptive to change as you once were. On the other hand, someone who has practiced a martial art for years could actually slow that process. Practicing jiu-jitsu is one example of how a martial art can enhance your life in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer Japanese jiu-jitsu or the Brazilian variation, you will enjoy some serious health and fitness benefits from engaging in this activity. Here are some of the top ways that jiu-jitsu can help you stay ....

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  • 7 Reasons to Start Training Jiu Jitsu Today

    For those of you know don’t know what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is, here it is in a nutshell. It is a grappling martial art, meaning the focus is on controlling your opponent on the ground. BJJ is similar to wrestling, but the crucial difference is that instead of the endgame being to pin your opponent’s shoulders to the ground, Jiu Jitsu practitioners master submissions that would incapacitate an opponent, including chokes, arm bars, and leg locks. If you’re like the majority of the world that has never tried Jiu Jitsu, you need to. Today. It will change your life (cheesy, but true) and here are seven reasons why.
    1) A valuable skill that requires strenuous exercise.


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  • 7 reasons why Jiu-Jitsu really helps kids deal with bullying

    Bullying is a real problem in our societytoday.Left unaddressed, it can lead to serious consequences and sometimes, unfortunately, tragedies.It’s well known that Jiu-Jitsu can be a tool to help kids stand up to bullies, but how?Here are 7 reasons why the gentle art actually helps kids to deal with abusive colleagues. 1) Self-confidence repels cowards
    A bully is a coward. He or she identifies those who lack self-confidence and prey on it. Jiu-Jitsu gives kids the self-confidence to stand up for themselves at the moment of the first approach, usually a verbal one. Once you know that you can defend yourself, you will let the bully know right away and they will usually back off. 2) ....

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