You knew that when you started BJJ you were were going to be participating in one of the coolest martial arts on the planet.
So its hardly surprising given this status, that some celebrities wanted to get in on the act.
Below is a count down of some the most well known (either in BJJ or as a celebrity – you can decide which!) or unusual who decided to participate in the gentle art.
I seem to have some sort of radar that goes off when I meet someone.
If they are a BJJ player or wrestler, the person gives off an unconscious signal to other grapplers.
Okay, that’s made up.
But there are some telltale physical characteristics of a veteran grappler that most of us can spot right away.
I’m super excited to announce that recently, we’ve partnered with RollMore and MAS to allow more of you to pick up our gis
If we don’t have your size/style in stock, they probably do.
One of the big reasons that I wanted to partner with them is because they have the same beliefs about customer service that I do.
Customers should come first, always, and we always choose customer happiness over profits.
RollMore even offers a really cool gi warranty that I love!
You’ll now be able to find our gis at:
MartialArtsSupplies.com – http://www.martialartssupplies.com/BJJ-Gis~479~cat469~Brand~OK+Kimonos~1.html
I’m super excited to have Peter on the team!
You may have noticed some awesome blog posts from him lately, such as:
Things you should know before you start training BJJ
10 Signs You’re Living the BJJ Lifestyle
Six ways to improve your grip for BJJ
How BJJ is good for your mind
We also did a short Q&A so you can get to know more about him….
Some people may be a little nervous about what it is like to learn BJJ.
If you have never had any experience of learning a martial art, it is difficult to imagine what it will entail.
So if you are considering starting training, here are a few things you should know before you start training BJJ.
Martial arts is something parents commonly place their children in for many reasons.
Some are put in to learn self-defense and in some cases it is just a way for the parents to get a short break.
Regardless the benefits children can gain by training are endless.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides many benefits to children that can fallow them for life and create better individuals as a whole.
My word, I have been barking up this tree for a while now, with no success. I would love to see my wife on the mat, share in the struggle with her. Going through something so taxing together would build on any relationship, not just a marriage.
Have you ever looked at your BJJ idol and asked yourself “how did they do it”. Well I believe we all do this from time to time. In society we tend to idolize champions as being “gifted” or “lucky”. In reality these people did not just stumble into success by accident. The champions of any sport work for it and dedicate themselves to it and BJJ is no exception.
When you start training BJJ you will hear a lot of reference to the “BJJ lifestyle.”
Once you start training BJJ you almost fall into the BJJ lifestyle. The longer you train the more likely it is that you will start showing more and more of the signs.
You may not notice them yourself at first, but they are there. I really didn’t notice them myself until my wife started training BJJ and then noticing what was happening to her brought it home to me. What are some of the signs that you are living the BJJ lifestyle and do they apply to you? Well check out the following list and see what you think.
This is going to sound extremely cliché, but here it goes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu saved my life.
As a person who has dealt with many traumas throughout life that have led to other problems like depression, anxiety and PTSD, I can tell you that those few hours I spend on the mat each week does wonders for me for a multitude of reasons.
We’ve all heard the main ones: Hard work, Discipline, etc. . . but I feel that it goes so much deeper than that.
To me, that is where the magic of BJJ lies.
To heck with belts, gold medals, etc.
The mental aspect of BJJ is more important than any of it.