Ivan gets his blue belt

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Congratulations to Ivan on his promotion. Well overdue!

Subduing a larger opponent

Of all martial arts, jiu-jitsu comes closest to the ideal of a smaller person being able to defeat a much larger opponent through technique, not strength. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Join us for our next class and learn real-world self-defence techniques in a supportive environment. Cop Applies PERFECT ARMBAR on MUCH … Continue reading "Subduing a larger opponent"

BJJ: overcoming first class nerves

Ask anyone who trains BJJ and their biggest regret is not starting earlier. And often it’s the anxiety of walking into a gym for the first time that makes them procrastinate for years. That’s sad – don’t let it happen to you. It takes courage to walk through the doors of a gym for the first time … Continue reading "BJJ: overcoming first class nerves"

10 Reasons to Start Jiu Jitsu

So if you’ve been thinking about starting jiu jitsu, but are unsure, here’s 10 reasons to take the leap: 10) Discipline. Probably a cliche when it comes to martial arts, but if you can be disciplined about your training, this will carry over to other aspects of your life. And with discipline, you can accomplish … Continue reading "10 Reasons to Start Jiu Jitsu"

BJJ: 90 Days Beginner’s Challenge

BJJ is likely different from any other martial art you’ve tried before. For a start, there are no kicks or punches and if you’ve never fought on the ground (where most fights end up), you’ll feel completely out of your depth. The fact is, BJJ is hard (but the rewards are worth it). To begin … Continue reading "BJJ: 90 Days Beginner’s Challenge"

BJJ: an Antidote to Bullying

Bullying is a real problem in our society today. Left unaddressed, it can lead to serious consequences and sometimes, unfortunately, tragedies. Jiu-jitsu is an effective tool to help kids stand up to bullies and also recover from the after-effects of bullying. Here are 7 ways BJJ helps victims of bullying deal with abusive colleagues.  1) Self-confidence repels … Continue reading "BJJ: an Antidote to Bullying"