4 Excellent New Year’s resolutions for Your BJJ Journey

January is traditionally the time of year for ambitious “new year, new you” goals. Generally, people tend to set goals and abandon them roughly three weeks later. But pairing the fleeting motivation that inspires you to set goals in the first place with the discipline to follow through can be really rewarding. And that brings […]

5 Tips for Remembering BJJ Techniques

BJJ, like any martial art, is a cumulative sport. Your depth and range of knowledge grows and builds over time. But in the beginning, you may feel overwhelmed by even the most basic techniques you’re trying to learn and find yourself forgetting what you’re supposed to be doing. That’s normal! This stuff takes time. Luckily, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]