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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

“I want to start Jiu Jitsu, but I want to get in shape first.” As someone who trains, we’ve heard this sentence a million times before. We’re ready to crush this misconception. Here’s why you don’t need to be “in shape” before starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Great Way to Get In Shape

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Great Way to Get In Shape

BJJ 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:

Why Every Woman Should Do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- Self Defense

Why Every Woman Should Do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- Self Defense

Everyone we talk to seems sick and tired of hearing that women should do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn self defense, and we don’t get it! As women who train, we think that every girl we know and every girl we don’t know need to get themselves enrolled into a Jiu Jitsu program ASAP, here’s why:

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 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.

An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class

An Average Day in Kids Jiu Jitsu Class

Our ages 4 to 5 and 5 to 8 children’s program. – Our ages 9 to 10 and 11 to 16 children’s program. – Ages 9 to 10 and 11 to 16 children’s program

3 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

3 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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.

3 Ways That Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Help You Build Better Habits

3 Ways That Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Help You Build Better Habits

On an average day, from the minute you wake up to the second you fall asleep, you are following habits you have built for yourself over time. Although some of these habits may be positive, like flossing every night or waking up early to shower,

5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps boost your Childs CONFIDENCE

5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps boost your Childs CONFIDENCE

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes continuous self-improvement. In the beginning, your child may get impatient when they don’t notice results right away. Instructors will teach your kids to set goals and show them how to work towards them…l

Top 5 BJJ Competition Essentials

Top 5 BJJ Competition Essentials

You don’t have to participate in competition in order to enjoy and fully engage in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, if you’re interested in experiencing all aspects of Jiu Jitsu and putting some thorough effort into your skill improvement,

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

5 Things to Think About If You Want to Avoid Injury While Training BJJ

We have talked about ways you can improve in BJJ even when you’re injured as well as possible reasons why your injuries aren’t healing properly. But, injuries are not necessarily an unavoidable issue…

How to Make the Most Out of Every BJJ Class You Attend

How to Make the Most Out of Every BJJ Class You Attend

Sometimes, it simply isn’t possible to devote as much time as one would like to Jiu Jitsu. Life has a tendency to get in the way like that. But training BJJ twice or three times a week doesn’t have to put you…

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

4 Important Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Physical Attributes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about utilizing your own unique set of physical attributes in order to make the most out of different techniques and moves. Of course, BJJ can be practiced by all shapes and sizes. However,

Do I Have to Get In Shape Before I Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Crushing the Misconception

BJJ Goals You Might Want to Consider for Yourself

We have already discussed the importance of goal setting when it comes to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As mentioned, the goals you set should be specific, measurable…

PRIVATE LESSONS

How to Keep Improving in BJJ Even When Injured

BJJ injuries are not uncommon regardless of your level. We have already discussed possible reasons why your injuries may not be healing. Of course, not resting enough is a major reason for concern in this case

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

The Benefits of Training Jiu Jitsu with a Friend

One of the greatest advantages of taking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fact that this allows you to meet new people and make new friends. However, even though this is definitely something to look forward to

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

Interestingly, Jiu Jitsu Can Improve Your Relationships

It may feel a bit far-fetched to claim that Jiu Jitsu can improve your relationships, but the fact of the matter is that BJJ primarily helps you become a better version of you – continuously…

5 Qualities of a Good BJJ Instructor 1

5 Qualities of a Good BJJ Instructor

Passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a desire to try something new are always key factors that will help you make a change in your life and maybe take up the BJJ lessons. However…

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

Reasons Why It’s Perfectly OK to Get Addicted to Jiu Jitsu

Getting addicted to something always comes with certain connotations, which is hardly a surprise since addictions are usually bad. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t create a positive and healthy addiction…

Possible Reasons Why Your BJJ Injuries Aren’t Healing

Possible Reasons Why Your BJJ Injuries Aren’t Healing

It’s true that many people have to put some effort into creating the perfect balance when it comes to their personal/professional life and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, even if the balance exists…

5 Things All BJJ White Belts Should Know

5 Things All BJJ White Belts Should Know

There are plenty of new things that you can expect on your Jiu Jitsu journey. When you’re one of BJJ white belts, you’ll get to widen your horizons, but that doesn’t mean that the journey ever ends…

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

What You Need to Know about the BJJ Law of 33%

Essentially, the law of 33% is a law that focuses on self-development. It basically explains the best time division so that people can successfully achieve anything they put their minds to…

The Importance of Training Leg Locks in BJJ

The Importance of Training Leg Locks in BJJ

The world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an ever-changing one, and it’s completely normal that some techniques and trends are going to differ from academy to academy. However, it’s pretty unfortunate…

PRIVATE LESSONS

4 Common Jiu Jitsu Misconceptions

Many practitioners from all over the world enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its teachings. Precisely because of this, it’s important to talk about some common Jiu Jitsu misconceptions

ADULT BJJ ALL LEVELS

3 Tips on How to Effectively Break the Jiu Jitsu Plateau

Reaching the point when you simply don’t know what to do next with your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practice is something that happens to everyone…

How Meal Prepping Improves Jiu Jitsu

How Meal Prepping Improves Jiu Jitsu

There are many benefits to meal planning and prepping – but only if you actually commit to this. You’re probably already aware of the bad habit people have when they’re…

ADULT + TEEN BJJ FUNDAMENTALS

5 Ways Jiu Jitsu Changes the Way You Think About Life

As we mentioned before, Jiu Jitsu is a lot more than “just martial arts” technique. After all, BJJ has everything to do with the right mindset and approach to oneself and others that help..

KIDS BJJ 5-8

When to Let Your Guard Down in Jiu Jitsu

Obviously, one of the main things you’ll get to learn while training Jiu Jitsu is how to keep your guard closed so that the opponent cannot pass it. However, as contradictory as it may seem at first…

ADULT MUAY THAI

5 Tips to Help You Set BJJ and Life Goals

We all strive to achieve something more in life. After all, there’s always something we want as we climb the staircase of life. However, the unfortunate truth is that we also tend…

KIDS BJJ 9-13

Why Jiu Jitsu is Cooler than Other Team Sports

You may be under impression that Jiu Jitsu is purely a one-on-one kind of sport. Even though there’s truth in this, it’s a lot more than that. In order to excel in one-on-one practice, there’s

Top 5 Benefits of Jiu Jitsu Training for Kids

Top 5 Benefits of Jiu Jitsu Training for Kids

Physical activity is extremely important for a child’s proper and healthy development. This is usually the main reasons why parents sign their kids up for some sort of a sport. However…