“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 ke...
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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: It’s a full body workout Jiu Jitsu works your body out in ways that you couldn’t achieve going solely to the gym. It is a fun full body group workout, making it engaging (and a little addicting)! BJJ is straight cardio, b...
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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: -When you think self defense you think getting attacked in an alley at night, right? “Oh, that’ll...
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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 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 “...
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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 adv...
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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, we also tend to develop bad habits that we don’t even notice. After 3 years of spending an hour scrolling through Instagram every morning, we ...
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5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps boost your Childs CONFIDENCE

5 Ways Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps  boost your Childs CONFIDENCE
1.) Progress not perfection 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. Setting goals is an important quality to have both in Martial Arts and in life because it will give your child short-term moti...
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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, competing is a great way to learn more about yourself, BJJ and your opponents. In the end, it doesn’t have to necessarily be about winning,...
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5 Things to Think About If You Want to Avoid Injury While Training BJJ

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 when Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in question. There are always ways to do your best and protect yourself so that you can avoid injury while training BJJ. 1. Always warm up before your training A...
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