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 […]

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 […]

There are More Benefits to BJJ than Self-Defense Skills

One of the standard reasons for starting Brazilian jiu jitsu is learning self-defense skills. And while that’s certainly true, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. It’s easy to reason out a few of the perks of BJJ – you’ll get faster and stronger and more agile – but some of the most important benefits aren’t […]