Taking your first class of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Taking your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class
The first class of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be more daunting than most. Walking into a padded room with odd smells and people in funny outfits, is an experience that many would not seek out willingly. Well I am here to tell you how quickly this padded room with odd smells and people in funny outfits can feel like home to you. However before this can happen you have to make it through your first day. Here are a few essential mindsets to have so that you can get through this first class wi...
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“Do I Have to Get In Shape Before I Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?” Crushing the Misconception

Do I Have to Get In Shape Before I Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Crushing the Misconception
Define what shape you need to be in to do Jiu Jitsu. The only way you’ll reach the shape you need to do BJJ is by doing BJJ. Simple as that! Jiu Jitsu is the perfect way to get in shape by itself. It is a great full body cardio workout, and is much more engaging than the gym. Why would you get in shape to get in shape? The worry that you’ll be the person who can’t keep up is all in your head. Walk into any gym and ask anyone, white belt to black belt, how thei...
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Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Great Way to Get In Shape

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is often overlooked for what it is: a kickass way to get in shape! Here’s how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can improve your strength, conditioning, and mental fortitude: It’s a full body workout We have a saying in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that is, “You may be in shape, but you are not in BJJ shape.” This comes up very often in the blog because it is usually the new members’ biggest concern. There is simply no better way to train every part of your body at the same time! BJJ cal...
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“Am I too old to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”-Crushing the Misconception

Am I too old to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Crushing the Misconception
As someone who trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you will hear two things about a million times in your life: “I want to get in shape before starting Jiu Jitsu,” and “I want to start training but I’m too old.” If you want to hear our answer to the first statement, click here. As for being “too old” to start Jiu Jitsu, we have a long answer and a short answer: the short answer is “No.” The long answer is “No, now stop questioning it, you’re cutting into your training time!” It’s overstated, ...
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An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class

An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class
A snapshot of what our ages 9+ children's programs look like. In these classes we sharpen the fundamental knowledge that is learned in the younger class. We strive to teach useful competition skills as well as the skills to avoid or deescalate a conflict without the use of strikes. We hope to help our kids grow into confident and proud young adults through the medium of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Videos Kids Jiu Jitsu Class https://youtu.be/SH5-DqV4N0c An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Cla...
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3 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

3 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1. Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone A common misconception is that you have to be “in shape” to do jiu jitsu. There is no specific body type for this sport- people of ALL sizes train.  A lot of women’s concerns also include worrying about being smaller than the guys training. Size means nothing in Jiu Jitsu! It is a technique based sport where weight and size can be used to one’s advantage, or against a person. 2. Health and Well-being BJJ is a great workout. It’s the perfect...
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