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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is mostly male dominated. However, this martial art is starting to see more and more female Jiu-Jitsu stars from Kyra Gracie to Mackenzie Dern. Also, more local Jiu-Jitsu Academies are starting to have more women in the classes than ever before....
They say it's important to date someone who has the same interests as you. And for those of us who train Jiu-Jitsu and have a significant other who doesn't, you know the challenges that arise when you tell him or her that you are leaving to go train. And then coming...
Female Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are the minority in this martial art and sport. It can definitely be intimidating for a woman to train with a bunch of guys. But the truth of the matter is, whenever female students attend classes where it's mainly male dominated - they...
Jiu-Jitsu tournament events such as Metamoris and the Eddie Bravo Invitational are fantastic. We love how they don't focus on the point system and the matches are geared towards the submission. Even though there have been some great matches, we here at Jiu Jitsu...
If you train Jiu-Jitsu, it's sometimes easy to forget that this is a real martial art, because many of us have so much fun sparring in class without considering the real street aspect applications. And that's where the debate between sport Jiu-Jitsu and self defense...
MMA is what it is today, thanks to Jiu-Jitsu. As many know, the UFC was created by Rorion Gracie as a way to test Jiu-Jitsu against other martial arts. In the early days, Jiu-Jitsu was the clear winner. As more and more fighters began to realize that without...
Denis Kang shows Stephan Kesting a unique sidemount escape. This escape can be very useful when you are a smaller guy and are being pinned down against an opponent. Usually, when you are sidemounted, most people will turn into their opponent. This one is the...read more
Scott Epstein from 10th Planet West LA teaches the counter to d'arce. He calls this counter the Mechanic Sweep. As your opponent goes for the darce, you grab his wrist and c-cup his leg and sweep him. A typical way to get to the d'arce choke is when your opponent...read more
The Samurai roll is a great move to catch from the quarter guard. When your opponent has you in quarter guard, this is a great and unexpected move as you can do this the samurai roll and end up in twister side control, the truck or even get to the back. Getting to...read more
Plan B Sweep from Half Guard is a sweep you would attempt from the half-guard lockdown position. Ideally, when going for a sweep from the lockdown, you would go for the Old School Sweep or for a sweep where you are in the Dog Fight Position. When your opponent posts...read more
Maintaining control while in the side mount is a powerful thing. There are so many attacks you can do from this position - from side chokes to kimuras. A very important thing to understand is how to maintain this position and keep your opponent on their back. Most...read more
Top Jiu-Jitsu competitor stopped by Marcelo Garcia's academy and what a treat this was for all of us brazilian jiu-jitsu fans. Obviously, Keenan is an active competitor nowadays and Marcelo spends his time coaching and teaching at his academy in Manhattan. You can...read more
Without compression shorts to prevent groin and thigh muscles from rubbing together, not only does the surrounding skin tend to chafe, but sciatic nerve irritation can add to the discomfort. The most sensible way to relieve this situation is by separating and...read more
Knee pads are used for a variety of different reasons, but the most common is to help protect and prevent knee injuries. It also helps with stiff muscles and increases blood circulation. For example, bicyclist wear knee pads to prevent injuries to their knees if they...read more
The art of Jiu-jitsu is designed for everyone, for the beginner, kids, females or anyone that is interested in learning self-defense or participating in competitions in a fun and safe environment. The returns of studying Jiu-Jitsu are immeasurable. Students of...read more
There are many different backpacks available for the Jiu-Jitsu participant, but this article is designed to assist you in finding the best bjj backpack for your needs. You can also read our picks for best overall Jiu-jitsu Gi bags in this article. There are a variety...read more
When you’re looking for Jiu Jitsu mats for garages, homes, or recreation rooms, the last thing you need to worry about are the hard surfaces. There are many different types and styles of training mats available for all types of sports disciplines. Let's have a look at...read more
As with any sport, the clothing and equipment that you use are important. The Jiu-Jitsu Gi for big guys or small men has evolved over the years and, although modern manufacturers have tried to keep the look traditional, the modern uniform is a lot more practical,...read more