Is Jui Jitsu Age Restricted?

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Grappling University is, “Is there an age restriction to participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”  Although we cannot make the decision for you to place you, your child, or a family member into our Jiu Jitsu programs, our dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced staff responds with a resounding answer,“There […]

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Five Ways Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Armed Forces Are Similar

Does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training have military applications? It is as natural a question as whether law enforcement has use for BJJ, and the answer is ‘yes’.  For several years now, the Armed Forces have been including BJJ in their close-combat classes. There are a number of similarities between the two.PrinciplesThe principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, much […]

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A Closer Look at The Differences Between Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Some martial artists embark on a lifelong journey through a variety of styles. For many, in the United States in particular, that journey begins with Tae Kwon Do. Parents used to enroll their children primarily for purposes of self-defense, but over the years, more and more value has been attached to the character-building aspect of […]

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Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Perfect for Military Veterans

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Perfect for Military Veterans

Veterans of war have never had it easy when it comes to reacclimating to civilian life. There are many organizations and services that exist to assist them with this, but martial arts are rarely mentioned in that conversation. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in particular, seems to have numerous benefits for our returning heroes. The transition from the arena […]

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How Does Japanese Jujitsu Differ from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

Despite sharing the word ‘jiu-jitsu’, the Japanese and Brazilian versions of the martial art are dissimilar from one another. There are key distinctions between the two styles, in origin and application. Practitioners of both would most certainly appreciate the distinction being made, so let us get started. Japanese jujitsu, like other martial arts, is believed to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About BJJ Finger Tape

BJJ Finger Tape

Boxers wrap their hands with tape primarily for protection, but practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rely on them for another reason: gripping. To sweep or escape/attempt submissions, BJJ grapplers need to grab their opponent’s gi. When their opponent aggressively attempts to pry their fingers from said grip, their finger ligaments can end up damaged or sprained. Often, […]

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