Posts Tagged ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’

Setting up kids for success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (and life)!

I have great respect for parents who regularly bring their young children in to our academy to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a teacher of children’s martial arts, I’ve learned to be constantly aware of what type of instruction is right for what child at what point in time. In my early years of teaching, I […]

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The True Spirit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu . . . Demonstrated by Red Pandas?!

If you bring up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or “submission wrestling” at the water cooler, your listeners are going to have many different (and many false) impressions of what you’re talking about. They could imagine something like this suplex to flying armbar by Demetrius Johnson. But what you could be trying to communicate is something along the […]

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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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