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  • Voices of Women in Jiu Jitsu

    Voices of Women in Jiu Jitsu

    Voices of Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Abby Bradley (Brown Belt Head Women’s Coach at Legion Jiu Jitsu Hendersonville) I have been training for about 10 years. I started in 2003, took a long break at blue belt, and started training again shortly after the birth of my son in 2015. My WHY for training has changed throughout the years. I’ve been a college kid looking to stay in shape, a postpartum mother simply wanting an hour to do something for myself. Now, I train because I want my kids to see me work hard for something. I want my daughter (and all the young girls training) to see a woman leading a jiu jitsu class. I want my kids to know that when you struggle and ....

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  • Is Wrestling Influencing BJJ?

    Is Wrestling Influencing BJJ?

    Wrestling’s Influence on Jiu Jitsu Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have a long history of influence on each other. While wrestling has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until the early 20th century when Japanese Judo practitioners began to incorporate grappling techniques from wrestling into their martial art that we saw the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Today, wrestlers and jiu jitsu practitioners continue to learn from each other and explore how they can use techniques from both disciplines to improve their skills in the ring or on the mats. Wrestling is still seen as an important part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its influence continues to shape the grappling art. ....

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  • Why I love Jiu Jitsu

    Why I love Jiu Jitsu

    Why I love Jiu Jitsu If you asked every member in our gym why they love Jiu Jitsu, you are bound to get a lot of different answers. Some people enjoy the self-defense aspect, some enjoy the physical and mental challenge, others enjoy the fact that they can get a great workout and that it is always something different. Let me explain a little about why I love Jiu Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu has changed me in ways that I never expected when I first stepped on the mats to begin my journey. I was in the Army and at the time thought I was in tip-top shape. I was maxing out my physical fitness tests, could carry an 80lb rucksack for miles over rough terrain, and throughout my life was very athletic. ....

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  • Recover Faster After BJJ

    Recover Faster After BJJ

    Ways to Recover Faster In BJJ Everyone wants to recover faster after a training session, whether you just got done with a morning class and need to tackle a day of work and family responsibilities, or you are preparing for a competition and need to be ready to train again later in the day. Take the time to plan and use these tips to make sure you are recovering to the best of your ability. Hydration Most people today walk around dehydrated from not drinking enough water. Once you factor in a hard workout that results in fluid and electrolyte loss, dehydration becomes an even bigger problem. To combat this, try to drink at least 2 full glasses of water in the morning. If you can add ....

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  • More Control Leads to Less Injuries

    More Control Leads to Less Injuries

    More Control Leads to Less Injuries When talking about Jiu Jitsu, or any combat sports for that matter, there is a certain level of injury that must be accepted when committing to training the sport. The occasional bruise, sore fingers or toes, and the occasional sore muscles. However, what is not acceptable at all is serious injuries, especially those that can be avoided. One of the major causes of injury in combat sports is uncontrollable bodyweight distributed to our partner during training. Examples include jumping guard or flying submissions. John Danaher pointed this out recently and has banned these particular moves during training in his gyms, and for good reason. We don't ....

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  • How BJJ Will Boost your Confidence

    How BJJ Will Boost your Confidence

    How BJJ will Boost Your Confidence Life can be brutal sometimes. We all know this. Whether you’re an adult dealing with work, bills and raising children or a kid navigating life and trying to figure out how you fit into the world. There is no doubt that it is important to be confident in yourself to succeed through life’s challenges. Confidence sets apart the strong from the weak. A confident person can speak up despite possible disagreements. A confident child can stand up to a bully or simply by how they carry themselves project an energy that says, “I will not be put down”. Jiu Jitsu is one of only a few martial arts that requires its students to execute ....

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  • What Questions Should I Ask My Professor?

    What Questions Should I Ask My Professor?

    What questions should I ask my Professor? So many questions run through the mind of a new and seasoned BJJ student. You might be asking yourself, what is the right question to help me continue to grow and develop? Here are a few common questions to ask your instructor next time you are in class. - Which techniques work best for my body type? This question is a great one to ask, especially to an instructor with a similar body type. Everybody type has advantages and disadvantages with moves and asking your coach or professor, who watches you roll regularly, can be a great way to focus your attention to specific techniques in a variety of situations. - Why does this move work? This is ....

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  • To the Parents from Professor

    To the Parents from Professor

    To the Parents, From Professor Gabriel. When we place our loved ones into sports, we want them to succeed. One thing we cannot forget is at the end of the day they are kids in the process of learning and exploring life. They are discovering what they really want to do and who they want to become. When they decide to do Jiu Jitsu, they are taking a step towards exploring new challenges both mentally and physically. Jiu Jitsu is an intimidating sport where you must hug your friends aggressively and can be quite competitive at times. When we don’t see our children succeed, it can be easy to become frustrated. What are you looking for with martial arts in general? For them to be ....

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  • Mental Preparation Through Visualization

    Mental Preparation Through Visualization

    Mental Preparation through Visualization As a competitor in Jiujitsu, and just life in general, it is paramount to appreciate the importance of mental preparation. Visualization is a key component of a successful training program. Studies have shown that small but measurable neuro-electrical signals are activated in the brain and sent throughout the body when individuals mentally rehearse performing a physical skill (Luce, S.N.) • By visualizing performance in the actual environment that we compete in, or really any environment in which we execute our jobs in, we can introduce the brain to the sensory feedback we will receive, identify physiological responses (rapid breathing, ....

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