Categorized as: Why BJJ

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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Jonathan Lipnicki Talks About Being Bullied

You’ll recognize former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki from his movies Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little. Well, that little boy is all grown up now. He’s still making movies and at 26years of age he has also earned a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In a recent Instagram post, Lipnicki revealed that as a child and teenager, he was often the target of bullying. Read More

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. The Haymaker Punch

For those that do not know what a haymaker is, it is a punch often utilized by someone with no fight experience. You put all of your weight into the punch and in the process lose all of your balance. What the haymaker lacks in technical efficiency, it makes up for in destructive power.  Luckily, with a little technique, a person (you) can neutralize the haymaker AND the person throwing it.  Read More

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.

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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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