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most annoying training partners in bjj

In Jiu Jitsu we rely heavily on our partners in order to progress.

We must have a partner in order to learn moves and get timing down both in sparing and in class. [click to continue…]


bjj jiu jitsu leg locks kneebar heel hook

There is no doubt that Jiu-Jitsu has changed so much since its inception there are a few disturbing trends that have remained since day one and at least one of these needs to change. [click to continue…]


“Your bjj jiu jitsu injury will heal.How well and how long it takesis up to YOU.”

We are all busy people, with day to day life and our BJJ training. Having this balance is great , but when an unexpected injury comes along it can have a big impact. Depending on the type of injury you may not be able to train as often and as hard as you would love to. [click to continue…]


10 ways to improve your bjj instruction teaching

Let’s get this straight, just because you know a tremendous amount about the subject area’s content, it does not mean you are qualified to teach it.

As an educator, I think I can get away with saying something like that. [click to continue…]


please stop saying this about brazilian jiu jitsu misconception

Do you remember some of the misconceptions you had about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when you first started? [click to continue…]


first time rollers bjj jiu jitsu gi

Rolling, or sparring, can be very daunting, especially if you have never participated in martial arts before.   [click to continue…]


meal prepping for bjj

While reading another article earlier this week an old passion was reborn….

I read about how meal prepping can be used for Jiu Jitsu and to be healthy in general. I use to meal prep a lot and am getting back on this soon.

I want to talk about some specific reasons I have found meal prepping to be a useful tool in my own history and how it can be used to take your Jiu Jitsu and your body to the next level.

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train bjj for self defense

In the last 10 years Jiu Jitsu has changed so much.

So many new techniques have been developed and there have been so many new rules for tournaments.

Some of the change have been good , but some has lead Jiu Jitsu down a disturbing path.

Jiu Jitsu has been developed more and more for sport and less and less for self-defense.   [click to continue…]


how bjj will change how you think about everything

Once you have been training a while you will start to find that bjj will start to creep into your every day life. More and more you will find yourself not only thinking about training, looking at things differently. The skills you develop as part of your training will affect the way you think about everything in your day to day life. See if any of the following have started to affect you: [click to continue…]


ok kimonos show your spats 1

We want to thank everybody who has grabbed a pair of grappling spats from us over the last 5 years.

To start the process, I need to most amazing photo ever of you rocking your Ok! Kimonos spats.

Simply to to our Facebook page (click here to do that) and post your photo on our Facebook wall with the hashtag #showyourspats.

In one week (just one!), I’ll post them all together in an album our Facebook page for people to vote on.

EVERYBODY who enters will win something awesome, but the grand prize winner will win something even more amazing.

Entries must be submitted prior to Friday, February 26th.

Really looking forward to sharing some awesomeness.  Click the link below and post your photo on our FB wall with the hashtag #showyourspats to enter :)