Is BJJ a Sport?

One of the biggest questions we hear at Grappling University is whether BJJ is truly a sport or a martial art. The answer is yes to both of these questions. At Grappling University, we refer to BJJ as a martial art and combat sport system.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a Martial ArtBefore there was Brazilian jiu-jitsu, there […]

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What’s the difference between Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What’s the difference between Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may be martial art forms, but they have their respective distinctions. Judo follows the “fight on foot” policy, whereas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses more on ground fights.Differences in UniformsAlthough Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students wear a kimono, their uniform components and belt rankings differ. The kimono for Judo is heavier and more durable […]

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Gi Colors & BJJ

GI colors hold no weight in the Jiu-Jitsu community. However, the role of BJJ gi belt colors is to indicate a practitioner’s skill set. The two colors, blue and white, are often fundamental in specific academies. Occasionally, you might encounter a “white gi only” policy while others don’t enforce practitioners to wear a particular color. […]

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