Starting out on your jiu-jitsu journey can be daunting. As with any new skill, there is a lot going on when you first step foot inside the door. Much of
A few weeks ago, we published an article about why you should learn Defending Worm Guard. The guard was created and brought to prominence by Keenan Cornelius in recent years.
Although it has become more mainstream in recent years, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is still alien to many people and the core most important lessons from BJJ are underrated. From the outside,
Are you starting your Jiu-Jitsu journey? Your instructor will brief you on all the rules and regulations in the first class. From no shoes on the mat to being respectful,
Guard passes are an undisputed essential aspect of Bjj. Without a strong arsenal of passes, even a student with excellent submissions and control will not progress in Bjj. Passes are
When starting out in Bjj, the mount and closed guard are two key positions to learn and understand. For many white belts, side control is seen as a transitional position.
There is a saying in Bjj that Black Belts are just White Belts that never quit. Ask any Bjj master and they will verify that statement. White belt is potentially
Strong sweeps are an mandatory aspect of BJJ. A sweep is a transition from a bottom position to a top position (e.g. from closed guard to mount). Sweeps can take
Jiu Jitsu is a sport that is based around controlling and submitting your opponent. Although there are points in many Bjj competitions, submissions remain the ultimate decider for all grapplers.
Self defense situations, although rare, can be unsettling for anybody regardless of martial arts experience. Of course, if you are ever confronted with such a scenario, the best option is