Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Unspoken Laws of BJJ: A Beginner’s Guide to Proper Etiquette

As you embark on your journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), there's more to consider than just the technical aspects. Equally crucial are the often unspoken rules and codes of conduct that shape the social fabric of this martial art. In this guide, we'll expose you to the common – yet often unvoiced – rules and ethics within BJJ. These guidelines revolve around respect, sportsmanship, and personal hygiene, nurturing a training environment where learning, development, and camaraderie can flourish. Get ready to engage not just with the sport, but with its vibrant culture too. 

Bruising in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Prevention, Treatment and Long-term Effects

I train, I bruise. Since I started Jiu Jitsu, I have regularly been getting home to find small marks on my arms and legs. Bruises have become a regular feature in my life. The come, they go, but what is the mechanism behind them? A bruise, or a contusion if you want to get fancy, is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but doesn't break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin. Sounds gruesome.

The Art of Resilience: Embracing Jiu Jitsu Principles for Personal Growth

Life, is like trying to untangle a pile of earphones—filled with twists, turns, and unexpected knots. It's a wild ride, just like a game of Jiu Jitsu where you're grappling with challenges and opponents. But fear not, for life is no match for your adaptability. Jiu Jitsu, with its philosophy and fancy moves, equips you to dance around life's curveballs while looking cool as a cucumber. So, gear up and get ready to master the art of untangling life's earphone messes like a true champion!

Preparing for your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lesson: A comprehensive guide

This was it. I decided to go to my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class. I had read up a bit about what BJJ was generally about, done some research online about local schools, got in contact, asked a couple of basic questions (i.e. do I turn up? What do I wear, etc.) managed to be late for my first attempt (I didn't even go in) and found myself sitting in my car outside the gym, about to head in. And I wasn't sure if I could do it.

Choosing the Right Hyperfly Jiu Jitsu Gi: A Complete Introduction for Beginners

Thankfully, one brand quickly caught my eye, and my investment in them has rewarded me well. Enter Hyperfly, the Rolls-Royce of jiu-jitsu gis. You...

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