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how to do lifts
Oct 20, 2020
To be an early bird or not …  In either case, does it really matter?   If you have decided that getting your lifts in the morning seems to be the most effective for your schedule, this is for you (P.S.: there is no set universal perfect time to train. It’s your call). With this decision comes a responsibility. A responsibility to your body, your lift, and...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu benefits
Oct 15, 2020
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
Oct 15, 2020
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...
jiu jitsu advanced lessons in san diego
Oct 15, 2020
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 to give a BJJ player
Oct 15, 2020
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. If you're struggling to pick out an appropriate Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu gift for a loved one, fear not. Just take this list shopping...
Takedowns, Submissions & Grappling Techniques of BJJ
Oct 15, 2020
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...
BJJ Strength and Conditioning Guide
Oct 15, 2020
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...
The Ultimate List of Wellness Products
Oct 11, 2020
There are a wide variety of wellness products on the market. Each product offers different health benefits and promises to meet your vitality needs but how do you know which ones are best? Wellness products vary across a range of prices and scientifically tested or holistic approaches.     We have sifted through the supplements to find some top tips for...
jiu jittsu belt
Oct 08, 2020
​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
Oct 08, 2020
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...
Ultimate Pumpkin Spice List
Sep 24, 2020
If you haven’t already heard, it’s pumpkin spice season. Pumpkin spice and everything nice has upped its game for 2020. We aren’t trying to say that you MUST HAVE these, but… you must have them.    To start us off, we have:   TALENTI PUMPKIN PIE GELATO:  This talenti flavor is going to quickly become a favorite that you’ll wish they carried year round. It...
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Social Media Realness
Sep 24, 2020
We can’t deny that we have been learning so much about social media recently and ironically enough, a lot of that information is being soaked in through social media. Social media is deeply ingrained in many categories of our lives and it is up to us to decipher what our relationship with social media should look like. The Netflix documentary, “The Social...
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Fall in San Diego: 2020 Edition
Sep 24, 2020
The heat still may be with us for a little bit longer, but September 22nd marked the first official day of fall! Plus, the pumpkin spice and halloween movies have already started to make their way into our days. It’s important to acknowledge that fall in San Diego looks a little different this year during the COVID-19 era that we are undoubtedly...
Last Rep, Best Rep Myth
Sep 24, 2020
Have you ever had a workout that was hurt so good and you were just rocking through the whole thing? It’s time for your last set and then it’s time for the last rep of that set. The infamous phrase, “last rep, best rep” comes out as you come out from under the barbell after working that last set of bench presses.  Here it is:  A massive amount of lifting...
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How to Create Your Morning Routine
Sep 24, 2020
  RISE & SHINE!   Morning and routine: two words that together are not typically exciting to most people. But, we want to challenge that. Have you ever thought about the impact of your morning routine? Let’s remind ourselves now that a morning routine is very individualized and it is not something that we can create for you. However, we’re here for the...
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San Diego's Best Rooftop Lounges
Aug 20, 2020
The nightlife / industry scene may not be the most ideal right now, but our San Diego weather is. Many restaurants / bars have gone above and beyond with creativity to make sure they can still bring an enjoyable yet safe experience. Need a little wine and cheese? Or a little tequila with some lime? A splash of the best parts of the early 2020 nightlife...
Celebrities Who Practice BJJ
Aug 20, 2020
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...
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How to Host A Virtual Dinner Party
Aug 20, 2020
How to Host a Virtual Dinner Party   It’s about how you bring people together when they’re apart.   Connection is at the heart of people (most of them) and something many of us are yearning for right now. Dinner parties can still happen and should still happen!    What’s on the menu: So glad you asked -- let’s chat about food first. People have a lot going...