Posts Tagged ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’

Eat as Smart as You Train!

I used to hate nutritional advice articles. But then again, that was when I was in my early 20’s and I was worried about the fat-content of peanuts and walnuts. In other words, I was a white belt in basic nutrition because I considered it a hassle to deal with (i.e. why should I “fix” […]

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Street Fighter Finally Gets Its First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-Themed Character

One drawback to martial arts in general is that you simply can’t train all day. So when you’re resting or injured, it’s good to have other ways to fulfill your nature as a fighter, but without choking or punching actual people. This is where good videogames come into play. I’ve been a fan of Capcom’s […]

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The Difference (Or Lack of Difference) Between Tournament and Academy Jiu-Jitsu – A Breakdown of Two NJU Competitors During Last Saturday’s NAGA Tournament

The 16th century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi was the Dan Gable of his day. I’d wager that he was history’s best sports psychologist as well. He relentlessly studied the parallels and symbiotic relationship between martial arts, politics, the arts, and day-to-day life. He’s also the originator of the often-reiterated “Today is victory over yourself of […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/6/15

Today, we had a solid turnout of 20 students on the mat! We continued our theme-of-the-week (guillotine escape to Von Flue choke, and headlock-escapes from standing), but we also mixed things up a bit. It’s wise to keep your self-defense basics sharp, so we did a few drills in which our training partners were at […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/3/15

Tonight, we had a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101 class in which we drilled some self-defense headlock escapes based on your opponent’s positioning. Remember that it’s essential to have backup escapes; after all, there’s no one escape that’ll enable you to escape everything! Always obey the philosophy of “Right time, right technique, right opponent.” We also […]

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Self-Defense Technique | NJ United MMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much more than the fancy Berimbolos and De la Riva guard sweeps that you see in the competition scene (although I love competition). It’s more than the slick guard passing and submissions that you see in the UFC and in other Mixed Martial Arts settings. In order to earn a Black […]

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Roger Gracie vs. Romulo Barral

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend Roger Gracie vs. the great Romulo Barral. Great pressure from Roger in this match… Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Celebrities Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Many celebrities are finding out what we’ve all known for a long time. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is awesome! Check out this article about Ashton Kutcher training BJJ. You can try our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Totowa, NJ for 30 FREE days! ASHTON KUTCHER TRAINING JIU JITSU Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athlete With Down Syndrome

BJJ Athlete with Down Syndrome Achieves Great Success Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an art that is often associated with self defense or it’s practical application to Mixed Martial Arts. Though it’s been proven to be extremely successful as a form of self defense, perhaps the greatest benefit is it’s ability to improve one’s quality of […]

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Ben Henderson and the Importance of the Gi (Kimono)

Why is Ben Henderson one of the greatest fighters on the planet? Part of the reason is the UFC Lightweight champion still trains and competes regularly with the kimono in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  It’s no coincidence that four of the current UFC Champions are either brown or black belts in BJJ. The best MMA fighters in the world; […]

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