Jiu Jitsu

BJJ Strength and Conditioning Guide
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...
jiu jittsu belt
​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.
BJJ belts and ranking guide
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 are working towards that next belt or staying in...
Celebrities Who Practice BJJ
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more common among celebrities than you may think. It is the perfect mental and physical workout. You may be surprised by just how many celebrities practice BJJ regularly and start in the height of their careers to reap all the benefits. Let us know which ones surprised you.    1.Joe Rogan UFC commentator and podcaster extraordinaire...
Tips for BJJ Beginners
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to BJJ. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. BJJ is a new world of technique, culture, class structure, and social dynamics. You will find yourself doing a lot of trial and error - fun, right?    1.Consistency We bet you’ve heard a thousand times that consistency is key. Well *insert shrug here*. Figure out when training...
brazilian jiu jitsu vs judo
Ahh, one of the ultimate questions in the grappling world -- what is the difference between Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There’s usually a follow-up question along the lines of -- which one is better? Before putting the two through the ringer for best, we first must understand the uniqueness of both. Judo and BJJ are both incredible forms of combat sports...
signs you are a jiu jitsu addict
If you don’t know what Jiu Jitsu is, you are missing out! Jiu Jitsu, which originated in Japan, was previously known as Judo or Kano Jiu Jitsu. It was introduced to a now very well-known family in the sport, the Gracie’s, in 1914. Jiu Jitsu is a combination of grappling, choking, wrestling, holds, sweeps, and much more, making it extremely technical. The...
San Diego Jiu Jitsu Coach Shannon Gugerty
A Little About San Diego Jiu Jitsu Coach Shannon Gugerty Shannon is a professional Mixed Martial Artist and San Diego native who has fought all over the world. In 2001, Shannon started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, which lead to his transition into MMA. Once his career record hit 10-2, he moved on to sign with the UFC. Gugerty made his...
5 Reasons You Should Get A Personal Trainer
Thinking about trying out a personal training session but unsure what that entails or what’s in store for you? Or maybe you’ve tried a session in the past and didn’t fully recognize or take advantage of all the amazing benefits? We are to help motivate you with some ironclad reasons why working with a personal trainer will elevate your fitness to a...
Gift Guide for Combat Sports Addicts
Not sure what to get the combat sport lover in your life for the holidays? Look no further! It is easy to get lost in the sheer number of options when it comes to selecting the right gear. We break down the definitive list of the best gear on the market for boxers, MMA fighters, or students of Jiu Jitsu in our holiday MMA gift guide. Watch the looks of...
Martial Arts & Combat Sports benefits for kids
In a culture that seems to prioritize video games and cartoons over physical activity, it can be difficult to motivate your child to put down the remote control and do something fitness-related. Here are 10 reasons why enrolling them in a martial arts or combat sport program will be beneficial and why they’ll love it too! 1. Builds confidence:  With every...