Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

The say that jiu-jitsu is the “gentle art.”  What does that ACTUALLY mean? Is there anything truly gentle about wrestling people to the ground to strangle them or torque/hyper-extend their limbs? Why is jiu-jitsu called the gentle art when arguably it’s one of the...
How To Choose The Right Jiu Jitsu Coach

How To Choose The Right Jiu Jitsu Coach

There’s a reason that everyone in Jiu Jitsu is not on the same team or under the same coach.  There’s a reason that people choose to train with one coach over another. The reality is that even though Jiu Jitsu is a world of its own with a lot of commonalities, there...