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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 […]


The Psychology Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Psychology Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When you discuss the psychology of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you have two options. There’s a lot of talk about the mental and emotional benefits afforded when taking up the sport of BJJ, but also the mental attitude it takes to win a match. Both of these intertwine, so they’ll both be included in this discussion. […]


The Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle

The Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle

The Jiu Jitsu lifestyle is a state of mind. It doesn’t mean you’re constantly absorbed in the sport itself…although some people are…but instead transfer the lessons learned on the mat and in training to your everyday life outside. For instance, training and preparation now becomes a priority, whether it’s on the job or at a […]


The Benefits Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Benefits Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When you first start training, you’ll immediately experience some of the benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu—BJJ. There are so many, and they span the gamut from physical to mental health. For instance, have you been trying to shed a few pounds and get back into shape? You’ll be working every part of your body in […]



Learn How To Defend Yourself

Learn How To Defend Yourself

It’s a complicated time to live. We have machines so sophisticated that are in everyone’s homes, yet just 50 years ago, they would have been considered science fiction and found only in the mad scientist lab. By the same token, those labor saving devices have left people overweight, leading to rising health issues. The more […]