This Will Make or Break Your Child’s Experience in BJJ

As Brazilian jiu jitsu continues to grow in popularity, it’s getting on the radar of more parents. Here at Guerrilla BJJ in Reno, we’re seeing it happen firsthand – and we think it’s great. We want every kid to experience the many benefits of a martial art like BJJ, so before you sign up at […]

BJJ Belt Ranks for Kids – A Quick Lesson from Guerrilla BJJ

For parents of kids training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the ranking system can be a little confusing. That’s particularly true if they’ve dabbled in other martial arts, and they’re comparing one ranking system to another. Here at Guerrilla BJJ in Reno, we follow the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) graduation system. Here’s how it works. ibjjf graduation system […]

The Guerrilla Approach to BJJ in Reno

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for Brazilian jiu jitsu – for yourself, your child, or your sulky teenager – we think that’s a great idea. We’ve shared tips before to help you find the right school for you, but today we’re just going to cut to the chase. The Guerrilla approach to BJJ […]

Can My Child Start BJJ?

There are lots of martial arts schools here in Reno offering a lot of different martial arts disciplines. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, is gaining in popularity, especially for kids, and here at Guerrilla BJJ, we’re getting more and more parents asking, “can my child start BJJ?” And almost every time, the answer is, absolutely! Here’s […]

Here’s How BJJ Really Prevents Bullying

For parents and schools alike, bullying is an issue with no easy fix. But understanding the difference between bad behavior and true bullying is an important place to start. Kids, like anyone, can behave badly. That action becomes bullying when the behavior is both recurring and harmful either mentally or physically. And while parents, coaches and teachers […]

3 Reasons Pretty Much Everyone Should Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

It’s officially spring, and if you stumbled a bit on those fitness-related New Year’s resolutions, you may be thinking about starting fresh. We love that idea, but before you re-up at the gym or start researching local 10ks, take a few minutes to think about something different. Here are three reasons pretty much everyone should start […]

Is My Six Year Old Ready for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Plug any age into that title – five, seven, nine, twelve – and the answer will be the same. In most cases, starting a child age five and older in BJJ is a good move. Here’s how to know if your six year old is ready for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. is it too physical? Kids naturally resort […]

4 Reasons BJJ is a Great 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 […]

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 […]