Three Reasons Your Age Doesn’t Matter When you Start BJJ

Website analytics can be amazingly informative, and guess what ours say? A lot of the folks visiting the Guerrilla BJJ site are anywhere from early 40s to mid 50s. And we’re guessing that they’re looking for answers to questions about starting BJJ later in life. Well, good news. Here are three reasons your age doesn’t matter when […]

Do I Have to Compete in Tournaments if I Start BJJ?

If you’re considering BJJ, or you’ve already begun, you may be wondering whether competing in tournaments is an essential part of the BJJ experience. Maybe you wonder if it’s mandatory to have competed for a promotion to a black belt. The short answers are no, you don’t have to compete, and no, it’s not required […]

3 Things to Know Before You Start BJJ

Starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an exciting, potentially nerve-wracking experience. But that’s just because trying anything new and different is often a little intimidating. If you’ve done your homework to find the right BJJ school for you, then you’ve probably already settled on a place that suits your personality and schedule. Nice work! Now that […]

4 Reasons BJJ is the Best Martial Art for Kids

Martial arts is often touted as a wonderful activity for children. And it’s true. But within that world are multiple disciplines, and striking arts are included. To ensure safety, these forms of martial arts may be excessively watered down. And for some kids, that’s just plain boring. Enter Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here are four reasons […]

Make Starting BJJ Your New Year’s Resolution

If you’re like a lot of people, with a new year comes resolutions. Usually, these resolutions are vague and focus on desired outcomes – being happier, being fitter, losing weight, or the self-improvement catch-all – with no thought given to the planning or strategy needed to help you reach those outcomes. Good news. Training BJJ […]

Three Great Reasons Women Benefit from BJJ (Beyond Self Defense)

When a woman is considering starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she’s bound to hear that it’s a great way to “learn how to defend yourself.” Sure, that’s true, but there’s so much more to it than just self defense. Here are three great reasons that women benefit from BJJ. size doesn’t matter One of the most satisfying aspects of […]

Think You Can’t Do BJJ? Think Again.

If you’ve ever secretly found yourself thinking about starting Brazilian jiu jitsu, but worry that you aren’t fit enough, fast enough, or anything enough, this post is for you. It was Dave Camarillo who said, “Train with everyone,” and that’s exactly what we do here at the Guerrilla school at Freestyle Martial Arts in Reno. We […]

3 Reasons BJJ is Ideal for the Non-Athletic Child

We all have our strengths, and sometimes athleticism just isn’t one of them. Still, physical activity is important for everyone, and that’s particularly true for adolescents (especially in this digital world). Kids who lack an athletic side may miss out on the benefits sports can bring, like physical health, team camaraderie and improved self-confidence. And in […]