Jiu Jitsu

Is Aikido or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the Martial Art for You?
Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are two incredible martial art forms that developed from the same land  - Japan - but took on different physical and philosophical pathways. The article explores the origins, history, and current state of each martial art to help you decide upon which one to study. Aikido Origins Aikido is a martial art form that...
Books are still legit and you can keep studying Jiu-Jitsu even when you’re off the mat. There are plenty of awesome Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) books written by the Gracie family and other BJJ athletes to help you reach your potential. While BJJ can’t actually be learned from books, you can certainly learn a lot. It isn’t a substitute for going to class but...
Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters Are you curious about who the GOATs of Jiu-Jitsu are? Becoming one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) fighters of all time is something that only a handful of people will actually be able to achieve in their lifetime. One thing is for sure - those that do make it onto the best of all-time list are on the list for...
You’re ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Read on to learn our top tips on how to get into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Where it all began...
What’s the difference between Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Diving into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is massively more meaningful when there is a foundation for its history and present. Jiu-Jitsu (JJ) was one of the first martial arts to be formed into a system to be taught and practiced. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu came long, long, long before Brazilian Jiu-...
Wearing high-quality clothing can make all the difference when you’re training in a martial art. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite martial arts clothing brands to help you decide who to turn to for comfortable and performance-boosting gear. Diamond Diamond is a sporting equipment company that designs, manufactures, distributes and sells...
The Ultimate BJJ Beginner Guide
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to BJJ You ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Here’s the ultimate beginner’s guide to BJJ.   Where it all...
Benefits of BJJ
To put it simply, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than just a sport. It is a lifestyle and it is transformation. Much of BJJ’s newer claim to fame is through UFC and other MMA venues; however, BJJ has been a continuous way of life for many people that come along with training in the “gentle art”. The benefits of BJJ spill over into all aspects of life...
What to Wear for BJJ
What to Wear: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Style Ohh, how exciting it is to put together your BJJ gear and begin what may seem as a never-ending pursuit of finding more. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned BJJ athlete, there’s a BJJ gear checklist that will help you put together the ultimate gear that you’ll need and want. If you are a beginner, this is for you...
Watching BJJ videos is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time. Where else are you able to fast forward, rewind, and pause a specific technique or move? If you know, make sure to share your knowledge. It can also make the difference in making sure motivation and discipline are aligned with each other to make sure that you keep getting better....
Christmas Gifts of BJJ
Top 8 Gifts For BJJ Players It’s about that time of year when giving gifts seems to be wildly apparent and sometimes difficult to get away from. Here’s the best part. Gift giving gets a whole lot easier if it is for someone who is into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Take this list shopping with you!   Gift #1: BJJ Apparel It may seem a little cheesy, but those...
BJJ Techniques
BJJ doesn’t mess around and it’s important to make sure that finding your way to the floor is always a priority. BJJ uses takedowns, submissions, and grappling to make that happen. There are many different types and varieties of these skills, so here are some of the fundamentals that you can always use - newbie or BJJ vet. Along with strength, mobility, and...
A BJJ Exercise Guide for Strength, Conditioning & Stretching
For those who practice BJJ, strength, conditioning, and stretching is homework. Class time is for being a sponge that takes in all of the knowledge being presented from the teacher. It is time to focus on BJJ. However, competitor or not, white belt or black belt, complementary strength and conditioning training is highly recommended to add to your skillset...
Unearthing The Origins & History Of BJJ
​The history of BJJ is one that is not to be skipped out on. BJJ is one of the world’s fastest-growing martial arts that has incorporated all ages, walks of life, and reasons behind starting the sport that ranges anywhere from fun, fitness, stress relief, defense, and community. The history of BJJ is a little more complex - which isn’t a bad thing.
The Definitive BJJ Guide to Belts and Ranking
The Definitive BJJ Guide To Belts and Ranking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t mess around when it comes to their ranking system and belts. BJJ is by far one of the most strict with their system than any other martial art. There are only a few belts, meaning that immense amounts of time will be spent earning each one. Sometimes, you may even question if you...