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  • Could You Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight?

Could You Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight?

Even though Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most popular martial arts on the planet, some people wonder if it’s something you could really use in an actual street fight. In this article, we’re going to answer that question and provide you some details to support our answer. Avoid Street Fights at All Costs Before [...]

  • The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The rise of MMA has been closely shadowed by Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While they are definitely not the same thing – BJJ doesn’t involve striking for one thing – every MMA fighter knows some amount of the famous Brazilian sport. If you’ve been thinking about trying it out for yourself, the following benefits may help you [...]

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101: Learning the Lingo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101: Learning the Lingo

When you first enter a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, you’ll notice right away that the instructors and other students are speaking a language that sounds like English... but may as well be something else entirely. Just like any other sport, BJJ has its own unique vocabulary. Everything from specific stances and attacks, to injuries and [...]

  • 4 Ways to Prepare for Your First BJJ Tournament

4 Ways to Prepare for Your First BJJ Tournament

One aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that helps it stand out from more traditional martial arts is the emphasis placed on competing in tournaments and going up against people from outside your school. This is seen as essential for progressing in the sport and moving up in belts. However, if you’ve never competed before, you may [...]

  • 6 Exercises to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

6 Exercises to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

If you want to get better at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there’s no doubt that you’ll need to improve your body too. While there are countless ways to do this, here are six we recommend. Sparring We’re all for people finding ways off the mat to improve their BJJ game. That being said, you can’t possibly improve [...]

  • How to Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

How to Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

In the last decade, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has exploded in popularity here in the U.S., thanks in large part to the growth of the UFC. BJJ tournaments are now held regularly around the world, with many international tournaments and events like Metamoris now being broadcasted online. While learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with a number of benefits [...]

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4 Reasons to Train in the Gi

For fans of MMA, few images are as iconic as Royce Gracie stepping into the octagon at UFC 1 in 1993. Although his first opponent, Art Jimmerson, would also strike quite the unforgettable profile—he was a boxer who insisted on wearing one glove—few people took the man seriously who decided to wear a gi (the [...]

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Introducing our new Warriors (5-17yrs) Brazilian Jiu-Jisu Instructor Wilson Reis

Introducing our new Warriors (5-17yrs) Brazilian Jiu-Jisu Instructor Wilson Reis. Wilson is a BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Godoi. He is also a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Flyweight division. In 2004, Wilson won the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships as a Brown Belt. For a 30 Day Free Trial, click [...]

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego

Texas Kids Fight Bullying With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

They look like they’re horse-playing, like they are just little boys being little boys. But inside North Dallas Mixed Martial Arts in Plano, world-renowned instructors are turning their students into responsible, respectful young men and women. “It’s really changed me,” said 10-year-old Allan Sosamon. His classmate, 11-year-old Madison Bentley, agreed. “I feel like I can stand up for myself,” she said. […]