We’ve written pretty extensively about the advantages of BJJ for kids, but it’s one of the main reasons parents get their kids involved in this particular activity. That makes it worth another post. The fact is, BJJ benefits kids on and off the mat, and here at Guerrilla BJJ in Reno, we see it every day. […]
Three Keys When Starting BJJ Later in Life
There’s an old quote that’s often adapted and shared when it comes to starting BJJ later in life. “The best time to start training BJJ was 10 years ago. The second best time is now.” It underscores the fact that it really is never too late to get started, as long as you have the […]
3 Things to Understand Before You Begin BJJ
More and more people are thinking about training in BJJ. Some of them are looking for something empowering, or a way to improve their fitness and discipline. Some are exploring it as an option for their children. Here at Guerrilla BJJ in Reno, we welcome them all with open arms. And to help you make […]
The Hands-Down Best Way to Know if Your Child is Ready for BJJ
We field a lot of questions from eager parents about when their child might be ready to start rolling. And we get it! There are all sorts of physical, emotional, and social benefits to Brazilian jiu jitsu. But here’s the thing — your child will only enjoy those benefits if they start training at the […]
What Makes Guerrilla BJJ Different?
You’ve made the decision to sign up for Brazilian jiu jitsu – awesome! Step two is figuring out how you’re going to make this happen, or more specifically, where. We’ve shared tips before to help you find the right school for you and we recommend taking them to heart. BJJ schools aren’t created equal, and there’s a lot […]
The Value of BJJ as Functional Fitness
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 […]
3 Reasons BJJ is Ideal for Teenagers
We spend a lot of time writing about the benefits of BJJ for kids — even young kids — and adults. But teens fall into a category of their own, and it makes them uniquely positioned to benefit from this particular activity. Here are three reasons BJJ is ideal for teenagers. Yeah, even the moody […]
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 […]
The Best BJJ Classes for Kids In Reno
It’s summer! And while the kids may be delirious with their own freedom, you may be desperate for a little structure. If BJJ has ever crossed your mind as an option for your kids — and even if it hasn’t — now is a great time to get them started. And since so much of […]