Why Am I Not Getting Better at Jiu-Jitsu?

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Why am I not getting better at jiu-jitsu? You are not the only person who felt that way. Almost every beginner went through the same experience, and some possibly still do. I understand it is an awful feeling when you’re doing everything right but still don’t see the result that you want to achieve. If […]

Is Jiu-Jitsu a Good Workout?

Is Jiu-Jitsu a Good Workout? The answer is Yes. It is an excellent full-body workout. Let me share with you why we believe it is a great workout because: 1- It will help you activate all your muscles, from your neck to your calves. But it won’t turn you into a bodybuilder.    2- It is […]

What Is The Significance of Color Belts In Jiu-Jitsu?

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What Is The Significance of Color Belts In Jiu-Jitsu? What is a BJJ Color Belt? The Jiu-Jitsu color belt system is a way of designating a student’s rank. The belts are made up of different colors, and each color represents the level of skill and knowledge that has been attained by the student. The belt […]

What Are The Basic Jiu-Jitsu Rules For Beginners?

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What Are The Basic Jiu-Jitsu Rules For Beginners?     This article will teach you the basics of jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It can be practiced both in an upright position and while lying on the ground, which is often called “ground fighting” or “ground grappling.” […]

How Do I Select Beginner Brazilian jiu-jitsu Classes Near Me?

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how do I select beginner Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes near me?   What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It was improved in Brazil in the early 20th century. The goal of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to use leverage against an opponent’s strength, rather than brute force, […]

What is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament?

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What is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament?     What is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament? A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament is a competition that tests the competency and skill of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, involving grappling and ground fighting. Competitors are ranked based on their success in defeating other contestants. How to Prepare for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament? […]

What is Not Allowed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu?

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What Is Not Allowed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu The rules of Brazilian jiu-jitsu are not as strict as other martial arts. Below are some of the moves you are not allowed in BJJ: 1-  No striking with the hands or feet. Brazilian jiu-jitsu does not allow any striking with the hands or feet. This includes punching, kicking, […]

Do I Have to Be in Shape to Join Jiu-Jitsu?

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Do I have to be in shape to join Jiu-Jitsu?     If you have ever wanted to be in the best shape of your life and want to learn one of the most effective martial arts, you should seriously consider giving Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a try. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is considered an “old school” martial art. […]

Is jiu-jitsu good for self-defense?

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Is Jiu-Jitsu Good for Self-Defense?    Jiu-Jitsu is a practical martial art that teaches practitioners to fight in the clinch and ground. Most people make the mistake of thinking that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is just a fighting or self-defense system. It is a martial art that teaches you to take all kinds of other sports and […]

It’s Never Too Late to Start Jiu-Jitsu!

It’s Never Too Late to Start Jiu-Jitsu!     Some people think that if they start too late in life, it will be more difficult for them to be on the same skill level as their classmates. This is a myth because, better or worse, everyone has to work hard and train consistently. Many people […]