90 Seconds off the Mat with BJJ Instructors at Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu, Reno

You asked for it, and we (somehow) delivered – we managed to pull BJJ instructors Scott Fritzinger and Andrew Bowers off the mat long enough to write this post. Meet the guys running the show here at Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu in Reno. Scott and Andrew, RENO bjj instructors We asked the boys about their favorite part of […]

No-Gi Grappling – A Primer from Guerrilla BJJ in Reno

If you’ve seen the no-gi class on the BJJ schedule here at Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu in Reno, you may have wondered what makes it different from our regular classes. Or maybe it seems obvious – no gi, right? Right you are, but there’s more to it than that. Today, we’re sharing a quick-and-dirty primer on no-gi grappling. […]

The Surprising Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

On the surface, the benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seem obvious. There are the philosophical components – learning and living respect, showing compassion and honor, being goal-oriented, all rooted in martial arts as a whole – and then there are the physical perks, like improved speed, agility, flexibility and strength. But it’s the less obvious benefits […]

How Early is Too Early for Kids to Start BJJ?

Brazilian jiu jitsu is exploding, and with more kids joining the sport, a common question relates to timing. Parents want to know, how early is too early for kids to start BJJ? The sheer physicality of the sport is an obvious consideration, but here’s what else to think about. old enough to grapple? Guerilla Jiu […]

You’re Not Too Old to Start BJJ

As Brazilian Jiu Jitsu continues to grow, more and more people of all ages are beginning to take note. Good news – you’re not too old to start BJJ, although there are a few factors to consider. Here’s what to know if you’re in your 40s or 50s and ready to roll. recovery time Recovery time […]

Three Things You Don’t Need to Start BJJ in Reno

So you’re interested in starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – awesome! You’ve come to the right place. Freestyle Martial Arts Academy is the only Guerrilla affiliate in northern Nevada, and we welcome new students of all ages and abilities. Today, we’re sharing what you need to get started with BJJ in Reno – and three things you don’t.  […]