“Can jiu jitsu make you a better employee? Francesca Simon-Carboni would never have been described as calm or levelheaded in a crisis… until she started taking jiu jitsu. Francesca shares how the skills she built in jiu jitsu practice helped her advance in her career off the mat.”CONTINUE READING
“Diaz proved on Saturday that a solid Brazilian jiu-jitsu background is as vital as ever in MMA. He was winning on the feet, as well, and McGregor seemed rocked by the time he shot for a double leg toward the end of the second round. Even so, it was ultimately Diaz’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu that halted […]CONTINUE READING
How awesome are these guys ?!?! Thank you @tussagb and @bjpenn for your kindness and your knowledge. And yes…. My hat is the definition of awesomeness! A photo posted by Holly Holm (@hollyholm) on Mar 10, 2016 at 9:57pm PST “Former champion Holly Holm working with BJ Penn and jiu-jitsu champion Roberto Alencar. Holly Holm […]CONTINUE READING
Professor Nino executes a beautiful butterfly sweep while sparring. See the video below:CONTINUE READING
Learn about the stories of people who have changed their lives through jiu-jitsu.
We didn’t create this video, but it’s a great overview of the jiu-jitsu lifestyle.
Grab your popcorn… it’s a one and a half hour film!
WARNING: Strong language. Viewer discretion advised.CONTINUE READING
“There’s a story that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was once asked how was it that he was so successful reducing the crime rate, specifically the number of murders during his time as Mayor. His reply was that they focused on the jaywalkers. In other words, the little things we focus on have a great impact on the larger things. In this edition of Ask DeBlass, Professor Tom shares some of the most common sense, but NON-NEGOTIABLE rules to ensure that everyone has a great experience in their BJJ classes. Read and snicker. But most importantly do not ignore these rules.”CONTINUE READING
“Jujitsu is considered a gentler martial art,” Mr. Bunnewith says. “I liked that it was less about exerting energy, and more about using movement to get in a good position to work your opponent into submission.”CONTINUE READING
“Brazilian jiu jitsu academies are a collection of almost every type of person you can think of – doctors, lawyers, students, law enforcement, businessmen and women, and more. Every day they walk into the academy for the same reason – to get better at BJJ. These same people walk into the academy every day and […]CONTINUE READING
Tapping in jiu jitsu signals to your opponent that you’re admitting defeat. Although this moment can be devastating, it also serves as one of the greatest learning tools of jiu jitsu. In life, this can be analogous to dealing with rejection. Although the psychological sting is temporary, the personal growth can be profound. “Unfortunately, the […]CONTINUE READING
A random BJJ school (no affiliation to us) in Texas recently wrote a post about their belt testing philosophy. It’s not necessarily exactly our philosophy, but it’s worth the read. Enjoy! ” One of the first questions prospective members ask is “Do y’all do best tests?” The short and simple answer is: NO. ” Read […]CONTINUE READING