Samuel Castro

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Turkish Get-Ups: The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing

The 5 Critical Responsibilities of the Grappling Student

In an earlier article, I enumerated some rights I believe every grappler should be able to enjoy in his or her academy. <b>As I mentioned in that</b> …

In The Course of Grappling Events: Certain Unalienable Rights in BJJ

<i>This is the first of a two-part essay on the rights and responsibilities of a BJJ practitioner.</i><p><b>At my college graduation, which took place on a</b> …

66 things every BJJ white belt needs to know

1. Good Jiu-Jitsu technique exists when you’re a hammer (offence) and when you’re a nail (defence). It doesn’t matter whether you are “losing” or …

Martial Arts

It’s All in the Hips: Hip Care 101 for BJJ Practitioners

The majority of students in a Brazilian jiu jitsu academy are not the competitors you see on the cover of the latest BJJ magazines. The majority of …

Rolling for the First Time — 5 Things I’ve Learned About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Just a day before moving out to Seattle, WA, I was invited to take part in my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class taught by Cesar Cabrera at Evolve …

Four Poses for the Yoga Newbie /// By: Calvin Corzine

As a follow up to our previous blog about Yoga as a Natural Compliment to BJJ …

Yoga

Stages Every White Belt Goes Through

Stage I: The WHAT am I doing phase? Most often, common BJJ moves will be confusing and our bodies take a little longer to coordinate with the …

Light Bulbs

Why Good Hygiene is Key in Jiu-Jitsu /// By: Vincent Inoncillo

<b>Ringworm</b> is one of the most common skin infections that can be acquired anywhere on the body. It’s a fungal infection that can be treated with most …

Microbiology

The Gentle Art of Teaching by Paul Schreiner

Choke - (A Rickson Gracie Documentary)

Jiu-Jitsu VS The World

Faixa Branco

What are the BJJ belt ranks for children?

The BJJ Belt System: From White to Black

The belt system in BJJ is highly regarded, and for good reason. Unlike many other martial arts, where rank promotions can be acquired in relatively …

Martial Arts

4 Ways to Be a Good Training Partner: Getting Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

<b>I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and submission grappling.</b> I’m not the best technician, instructor, or competitor - not by a LONG shot. In fact, the …

Surviving (Socially) the Beginner Phase of BJJ

<i>Photos provided by David Brown Photography.</i><p>When I was first starting out in Brazilian jiu jitsu, I experienced an internal struggle every day I went …

10 Tips for Surviving Your First BJJ Class

I remember my first Brazilian jiu jitsu class at Titans Fitness Academy. <b>I was so nervous</b>. I had heard so much about what a competitive team they were …

Interview with OK! Kimonos Founder Brendan Hufford - Helping All Kids Train BJJ

If you’ve read my contributor profile you know that I never played sports as a youth. One of the reasons is because I grew up poor and we couldn’t …

What Kids Can Learn From a BJJ Lifestyle

Two weeks ago when I was sitting in the hospital as my wife was in labor with our twins, reality hit. <b>Life was going to be different. Not in a</b> …

How To Support Your Child’s Jiu-Jitsu

3 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Being a good Jiu-Jitsu Parent<p>Having been around jiu-jitsu for quite a few years now, I’ve come across a lot of things. …

Martial Arts

What is The Right Age For Kids to Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Parents often ponder and ask themselves when is it safe to enroll their children in an activity such as Brazilian jiu jitsu? Being a contact sport, …

Martial Arts

Drilling the Basics for BJJ Success

<b>The best athletes in the world all have something in common.</b> They spend thousands of hours drilling and practicing technique outside of practice. The …

Advice for BJJ Beginners - From MMA and BJJ Pros

I recently began teaching a women’s only Brazilian jiu jitsu class at Titans MMA in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now that I am a purple belt, I feel as …