Tagged as: Jiu Jitsu

Self Defense Misinformation Can Get People Hurt

There’s a video circulating the internet right now that you may have seen. In it, a woman from RippedFitness is showing self defense techniques on how to escape an attacker and defend yourself. This video was published by Marie Claire with the purpose of providing women with self defense tips. It has racked up almost a million views. If you have not seen the video, you can watch it here:

Now, let me say that the intention here is good. I am all for empowering women with the proper tools to defend themselves. However, learning improper techniques to stay safe can give a false sense of security and can quite literally get someone hurt.

This video is being passed around and roasted by the Jiu Jitsu community and let me tell you, jokes are being cracked left and right. On the surface, it’s easy to laugh at the techniques (I use that term loosely) being taught in Marie Claire’s video. However, teaching and spreading ineffective self defense tips in a video titled “5 Self Defense Tips Every Woman Should Know” is actually incredibly dangerous and no laughing matter.

The most worrisome thing is that a woman would not know how ineffective these techniques are until they were in a situation in which they had to use them. By then, it would be too late. Videos like the one created by Marie Claire, with its nice production and impressive backdrop, do much more harm than good.

The truth is, you are not very likely to acquire any real self defense ability through watching a few videos online, no matter how well they are done. The best thing anyone can do is to get down to their local Jiu Jitsu academy, sign up, and start learning the most effective martial art in the world. Jiu Jitsu and its principles apply to real world self-defense scenarios.

If you are in the Austin, TX area and need a good place to learn how to properly defend yourself, you can CLICK HERE and sign up for 30 days of FREE Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in the Austin, TX area … Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. 🙂

Measuring the Positive Influence of Jiu Jitsu on PTSD

Over the years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and the positive impact it has on on mental health and specific issues has been researched and discussed. We all know that training BJJ or any martial art has been proven to have direct links to an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, and fighting depression.

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Demian Maia Could Be the Next UFC Champ Without Ever Throwing a Punch

Coming off a big win against a very tough Jorge Masvidal, Demian Maia finds himself in that elite “title shot” conversation. While many fans of the UFC are enamored with the striking and highlight knockouts, Demian Maia’s climb back to the top contender spot is largely due to to his world class Jiu Jitsu game.

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Mirror, Mirror: Shattering Your Negative Self Image

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Of course, your own reflection, but who are you really seeing? Recognizing yourself is more important than just identifying the face that you see in the mirror. It’s about seeing who you REALLY are.

For some people, this is not an easy task. Read More

6 Secrets to Starting the New Year Right

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? If you’re like millions of other people today, you’ve probably made at least one New Year’s resolution during your life.

As the New Year approaches, many of us have it in our minds to stop some habits and start others. Sometimes that means we stop eating eating junk food, other times we start a new hobby, and sometimes it literally means making up your mind to get in shape.

Boy, have we tried that one!

Let’s be honest, the road to replacing bad habits with good habits is not an easy one no matter how much you really want to change.

But, take heart there is hope! Read More

My Dreams Don’t Take Holidays

Have you ever dreamed a dream so big that you didn’t want to tell anyone else? Something you desire more than anything else in this world?

If you have, you are like most people in the world today – we ALL have dreams – and we all dream BIG dreams.

I have a question for you, how much work have you put into that one dream…a couple of hours, a couple of days, or have you dedicated every waking moment to see that dream come true?  

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Girl Power: The Empowerment of Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an martial art that has been around for hundreds of years. In today’s world, it still remains popular because of the dynamic skill set that it creates and hard work that it demands. Across the world today there are millions of people who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but there is one group that is making a serious impact…women!   Read More

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