You’ve got your weight lifting, your power lifting, and your… functional fitness? If you’re not familiar with the term, it describes the most supportive and arguably most important form of fitness you can do. Functional fitness is strength training that’s designed to mimic daily life — all the bending, lifting, loading, pulling, squatting, pushing, and […]
If I Start BJJ, Do I Have to Compete?
This is a great question! And if the thought of a future competition is keeping you from stepping foot on the mat, rest easy, because competition is not a requirement of participation at Guerrilla BJJ here in Reno. But we’re going to go ahead and say it — you want find that one day you […]
Do I Need to Be in Shape to Start BJJ?
Adults interested in starting BJJ tend to have questions, and chief among them relates to whether they’re physically fit enough to start or if it makes more sense to lose weight first. It’s a good question with an easy answer. Just come as you are. Getting In Shape is a Perk Among the many benefits […]
5 Things to Consider as You Choose a BJJ Gym
Google “jiu jitsu classes Reno” and you’ll have a good dozen or more options. And while it’s awesome to have choices, it also means you probably need to do a little homework to find one which gym is the best option for you or your kid. Good news! We’ve got you covered with these five […]
Dave Camarillo Seminar, Oh Yeah
We’re incredibly excited to welcome Dave Camarillo, founder of Guerrilla BJJ, to our new school for an exclusive seminar on Saturday, May 21. Spots are limited, but trust us when we say you want one. Stop by the front desk or call us now to book your spot, and read on for details. What: A […]
For Kids, BJJ is About Way More than Self Defense
If you search for anything relating to BJJ for kids, you’ll get a million hits relating to making them “bully proof.” And sure, learning self-defense skills are a selling point. But the real reason training BJJ makes kids less likely to become victims of the schoolyard bully isn’t because they know how to do an […]
How Long Does it Take to Learn the Basics of BJJ?
If you’ve searched anything relating to timeframes for learning the basics of BJJ, we’d bet you’re an adult picking up the sport for the first time. Kids tend to have the luxury of trying things for fun, without worrying about when they’re going to improve. But we get it! And while there’s no hard and […]
3 Reasons Women Should Absolutely Train BJJ (Beyond Self-Defense)
If you’re thinking “self-defense,” we’re going to stop you right there. Yes, knowing how to protect yourself is a primary motivator for a lot of women who are considering BJJ. And with horrifying statistics, like one in three women experiencing violence in her lifetime, that makes sense. While we wholeheartedly agree that BJJ is probably […]
Here’s What to Expect at Your First BJJ Class
You’re checking out your very first BJJ class, and that’s so awesome. But if you haven’t already toured the facility or meet the instructors, you may be wondering what exactly you’re in for. While things vary somewhat depending on where exactly you go, we’re hitting the highlights of what to expect at your first BJJ […]
How Old is Too Old to Start Jiu Jitsu?
Just about anyone on the north side of forty who decides to get started in jiu jitsu has the same thought — am I too old to start BJJ? It’s a reasonable question! But almost always, the answer is no. You just need to go about things a little differently than the kids half your […]