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Can MMA Be For The Whole Family

Can MMA Be For The Whole Family

If you’re considering MMA for the whole family, you’ll appreciate how much benefit each member gets. Even Grandma and Grandpa can benefit from MMA training. There are many benefits for seniors from BJJ training. It keeps your body healthier and your mind sharper. You have to plan strategies to take down an opponent. It builds […]


Which Guard Do You Use

Which Guard Do You Use

Learning the right guard to use to defeat your opponent is important. There are a lot to choose from and to be a winner, you need to know more than one. Some will work for you better than others will. If BJJ were simply learning one or two moves to be proficient, it would be […]


Popular BJJ Chokes

Popular BJJ Chokes

If you’re just new to BJJ, you’re probably already overwhelmed at all the possible moves you can learn. It may sound amazing, but new ones are created all the time! For anyone learning this grappling sport, sticking with the basics is important. Once you perfect the basic moves, you can move on to other more […]


Mental And Physical Control

Mental And Physical Control

My students in Tempe, AZ will attest that I constantly preach about both mental and physical control in BJJ to achieve their best. This sport requires mental toughness and that only comes when you’re focused and practice mentally conditioning. It helps build mental toughness, the ability to continue when others would have quit and stick […]


What Is Submission Wrestling Vs. BJJ?

What Is Submission Wrestling Vs. BJJ?

There are all types of martial arts, each with subtle and not so subtle differences. Each one has a different name. If you’re comparing submission wrestling with BJJ, you’ll notice there are a great deal of similarities. That’s be because submission wrestling is often called no-gi BJJ. That’s because it’s practiced without a gi—the traditional […]


Is Jiu Jitsu Safe?

Is Jiu Jitsu Safe?

There’s a lot of talk about whether participating in sports is safe, including whether Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is safe. I tell my clients in Tempe, AZ that of all the martial arts, BJJ tends to be the safest. Of course, like any athletic activity, you’re using your body and pushing yourself, so there’s more chance […]


What Is Grappling In MMA?

What Is Grappling In MMA?

Grappling in MMA is the type of fighting used. It’s an up-close-and-personal style of fighting that uses hand-to-hand techniques, with the advantage coming from position and overtaking an opponent. The type of training used for the basis of each decides the type of grappling most often used. Each one is different, yet many of the […]


Ways To Be A Good Training Partner

Ways To Be A Good Training Partner

When you practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you are part of a team, while also remaining an individual attempting to conquer your own goals. You may think it’s all about you, but it’s really not. You don’t improve at this sport on your own, but achieve each level with the help of others. You also need to […]


Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting BJJ

Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting BJJ

I started BJJ in Tempe quite a while ago, but I’m still finding things I wish I knew before starting BJJ. I see the same thing every day with new students. One of the biggest lessons that is eventually learned is that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone but myself. If I follow […]


Surviving The Beginner Phase Of BJJ

Surviving The Beginner Phase Of BJJ

If you’ve already attended a few sessions of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you’ll already know there’s a lot to learn and a lot more to this sport than you ever considered. For those who have had no other martial arts training, surviving the beginner phase of BJJ is even more difficult. I like to give tips […]