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Advice for MMA Fighters

MMA Padwork

Be Consistent – Forget about ‘Fight Camps’. Train consistently at the same classes and sessions every week. Don’t train hard for a few months and then drop-off for weeks at a time. Early in your career, you need to be ready to fight all the time, often at short notice. If you arent staying ready you’ll miss out on […]

How to get your BJJ Blue Belt

One common problem for new Brazilian JiuJitsu students is understanding how to get promoted to the next belt. Asking what you need to do is frowned upon and the usual advice is ‘Just keep training and don’t worry about the belts’ or ‘You’ll get the belt when you’re ready for it’. This isn’t useful advice. […]

Is it harder to get a BJJ black belt now than it was 20 years ago?

BJJ Black Belt

Today’s top BJJ competitors would be able to beat those of two decades ago, especially under BJJ or grappling rules. It’s a natural progression, much like how any sport evolves. Today’s sprinters run faster than those from half a century ago. But this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s harder for the average student to become a […]

How to get your BJJ Black Belt

BJJ differs from other martial arts in that there are no clear requirements for getting your black belt or if there are, they vary from school to school. Other traditional martial arts, on the other hand, usually have very clear-cut criteria about what you need to do to achieve each belt on the way to […]

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

In today’s fast-paced world, parents are constantly seeking activities that not only keep their kids physically active but also foster important life skills such as discipline, confidence, and resilience. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has emerged as a popular choice for many families, offering a unique blend of physical exercise and mental development. In this article, we’ll […]

How long does it take to get Good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Recently I was asked an interesting question by a new student. This student had considerable experience in other martial arts and had just completed the trial week of our BJJ program. He had enjoyed his training over the week and was excited to continue. He approached me at the end of the class and asked […]

Unlocking the Health Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) isn’t just a martial art and self-defense system—it’s a gateway to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Beyond honing your grappling skills, BJJ offers an array of health benefits that positively impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Let’s explore five compelling reasons why training BJJ can transform your health. Full-Body Workout: BJJ […]

The Purpose of Sparring and Rolling

The purpose of BJJ Sparring is to safely try out your techniques against resistance. This is not the same as fighting and I’ve found that people who are overly competitive in sparring usually make very limited progress in their training. Sparring rounds need to provide realistic resistance without being too competitive. One factor which makes […]

The role of sparring in bjj

Recently I’ve been discussing the importance of sparring in developing the technique and skill level of new students. Will students actually improve if the do lots of sparring in place of actual technique work? Sparring Versus Training I believe that sparring is necessary but I have seen countless example of aspiring fighters who did lots […]