“As a clinical psychologist, and a long-time student of BJJ, it is the psychology of this sport which I find most intriguing. Why is BJJ so powerful and captivating for so many people? Why has BJJ become so popular, with so much dedication from its students, who so often describe the experience as uniquely addictive? […]CONTINUE READING
I once saw a new student who was astonished at how, once the roll started, he completely forgot the techniques he had been drilling in class. He is not alone. I have observed many new students drill a technique smoothly and competently during the instructional portion of class only to forget it once they start […]CONTINUE READING
“For centuries Jiu Jitsu’s sophisticated fighting techniques were a closely-guarded secret of monks, Samurai and royal families. But over the past 20 years, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has been spreading across the globe. What may surprise people is that Jiu Jitsu is about much more than kicking butt — it is a phenomenal people builder and path to Zen. BJJ black belt and journalist Frank Curreri offers his vision for elevating this life-changing art to the next level and making the world a better place.”CONTINUE READING
“The new generation of BJJ may not be as familiar with Nino. He is one of the all time greats and did Rubber Guard before anyone even knew what it was or had a name for it. The gogoplata, yeah, he invented that. He’s known for his omoplatas and love of Elvis and he leads a really fun class with a truly personal touch.”CONTINUE READING
“Actually I haven’t followed the BJJ scene much. But been checking it out here and there. I don’t know much of the top BJJ guys today and that makes me feel like a dinosaur. The top BJJ guys in my day were Nino Schembri, Fabio Gugel, Mario Sperry, Marcio Fetosia, The Gracies, Bustamante, Liborio, etc. […]CONTINUE READING
“It’s growing together with your Jiu-Jitsu family and learning how to walk off the mat with a little more self-confidence than before that is important. Belts are a part of it, and they are nice to receive. But if that’s all you’re after, you can actually just go and buy one. You can’t really buy […]CONTINUE READING
” A video posted on YouTube by American Family insurance is making people on the Internet get all teary-eyed. The commercial, which has graced the small screens of no less than 1 million Internet users, is about the bond between a father and a son. AmFam posted the video as a tribute to fathers who […]CONTINUE READING
John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world.
The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a master and brain of the art. Danaher is a highly intelligent individual, who has a Master degree in philosophy from Columbia University, and is totally focused on the evolution and improvement of Jiu-Jitsu.
“…My first experience rolling with my instructor was earth shattering; I suddenly realized how vulnerable I was. I not only lacked the knowledge necessary to defend myself, I was mentally and physically incapable of doing so. For the first time in years I experienced a moment of clarity. JIu jitsu had shocked me back into the real world. “CONTINUE READING
The company’s SF office offers classes in Thai Boxing twice a week, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu once a week. (In case you’re wondering, Brazilian jiu-jitsu apparently removes all the striking elements of traditional jiu-jitsu and focuses on throwing and grappling, according to the Livestrong site).CONTINUE READING