Exploring the Deep Half Guard: Entries, Sweeps, and Submissions

Exploring the Deep Half Guard- Entries, Sweeps, and Submissions

The Deep Half Guard is a position in BJJ where you are underneath your opponent, controlling one of their legs while your legs are entwined around it. This position is super flexible and can help you execute various moves, like sweeps and submissions. It’s perfect for both competitive matches and protecting yourself in real-life situations. […]

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The Role of BJJ in MMA

The Role of BJJ in MMA

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a constantly evolving combat sport that combines various fighting techniques worldwide. The growing popularity of the sport demands fighters adapt and improve their skills to stay competitive and increase their chances of winning. One discipline that has played a significant role in the development of MMA is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).  BJJ […]

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Beyond the Mat: Applying the Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Everyday Life

Beyond the Mat- Applying the Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Everyday Life

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is more than just a martial art or a sport. It’s a way of life. While the physical components and techniques involve grappling and submissions, BJJ’s philosophical and disciplined core extends far beyond the mat. The foundational principles and culture of discipline and respect gradually shape a student’s mindset in ways many […]

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To Gi or Not To Gi

To Gi or Not To Gi

The BJJ community continuously debates whether it’s better to fight and train with or without a gi. Those who fall more on the traditional side of training and keeping to BJJ tradition feel that wearing a gi is essential. Others think that no-gi training is more effective in preparing for real-life situations and other fighting […]

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The Importance of Grip Strength In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Tips & Exercises

The Importance of Grip Strength In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- Tips & Exercises

Grip strength refers to the strength in your fingers and hands that allows you to firmly maintain and powerfully grip your opponent. As a grappling-based martial art, grip strength is essential to build and develop in BJJ to control, manipulate, and submit opponents. However, BJJ students may struggle to execute techniques effectively without proper grip strength. […]

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