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BJJ vs Traditional Martial Arts

Jiu Jitsu vs Karate

Anyone who is intellectually honest knows that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an elite martial art in that one needs to have at the very least a cursory understanding- if not a mastery of – to be a complete martial artist and/or fighter.  How does it compare to other popular traditional martial arts out there?  Why is BJJ considered such a superior martial art?  All will be answered  as we explain BJJ vs Traditional Martial Arts

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Your First Year (Part I)

Your First Year of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The following things are likely to happen during your first year in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Of course, these things might not happen to you at all, BUT most of them probably will. If the not-so-nice things do happen, just know that you’re not alone and that time flies when you’re learning BJJ!

You won’t fully understand what’s going on in class and you’ll likely feel inadequate and maybe even stupid. You won’t know how to do the warm-up drills properly and you won’t be able to tie your belt properly. You might watch your instructor demonstrate a technique 3-5 times and not be able to perform it 5 minutes later without help. You’ll wake up with stiff hands and not be able to make tight fists for a while (from “getting grips” in class). You’ll be squished a lot. Read More

Top 10 Reasons People Start Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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As Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grows in popularity it’s becoming more common to see people from all walks of life train in the Gentle Art. Men, Women and children of all ages, shapes and backgrounds are taking up this wonderful martial art, and the reasons why they begin training are as varied as the people who make up our beautiful grappling community. Walking into a gym and putting on a Gi for the first time is an indescribable feeling that often leaves people totally hooked on the art. Frankly, why we start training is a personal decision that really doesn’t matter, the important thing is that we keep at it, but with that said, here are the top ten “tongue-in-cheek” reasons why people start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

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Your BJJ Survival Guide

Learning environment for BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most awesome martial arts that you’ll ever train, but many people find that it’s also one of the toughest to master.  Unfortunately, many of those people quit before reaching the point where BJJ starts to change their lives for the better. Hopefully, this article will help you to avoid quitting prematurely and missing out on all the tangible and intangible.

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The early days of the UFC showed the world the superiority of Grappling-specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- over other fighting styles.  Though any individual fighter can be fallible, the only competitors who are able to succeed in mixed martial arts today are those educated in grappling, in many cases specifically Jiu Jitsu.  What makes jiu jitsu-and on a broader scale grappling-so crucial to a fighters ability to succeed or a regular Joe to defend themselves on the street?

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