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The Very Best Mouthguard’s for BJJ in 2019

Mouthguards or Gumshields are an important devise for protecting your teeth from taking unnecessary damage. Here’s the top options available for grapplers and MMA enthusiasts, suitable for Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling and more. The Risk One thing is for sure if you train any grappling martial art for an extended period there will be injuries. Sometimes there minor like a mat burn sometimes their serious breaks, but one of the most avoidable injuries is damage ...
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Gi colours

Does Gi Colour Matter in BJJ

A question frequently asked by those new to BJJ is does it make a difference what colour Gi I wear and does the colour of the Gi have any significance. Unlike belt colour the colour of the Gi is not a reflection of rank, ability or anything more than personal preference. Unfortunately, there is no cut and dry answer as to the question of what colour you can wear at your school as the rules ...
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MMA Grappling

Who are the Best Grapplers in MMA?

A run down of the very best grapplers who are currently active in competition around the globe today. You will be surprised by the number 1 selection! MMA history is entwined with the stories of many of the best grapplers of all time. The very foundations of the early years of the UFC, the promotion most synonymous with MMA, were built on the BJJ skills of Royce Gracie. The promotion has seen former Olympic medallists ...
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What are the best martial arts

Are you a beginner or maybe your interested in learning a martial art or fighting style quickly? If so this is a must read guide to help kickstart your journey into Martial Arts. What martial art can you learn quickly and easily so you can hold your own in a fight? Well the reality is not quite so quick and easy, unfortunately learning a martial art takes time and dedication. Not what you wanted to ...
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MMA fight

Creating a champion – the best martial arts for MMA dominance

We reveal what the number one martial art everyone in MMA should be training right now if they want to dominate opponents and take home Championship Gold. From the traditional, to the modern these are the martial arts that have help define the standout fighters of there generations! History and origins of MMA The sport of mixed martial arts as we know it today has been around for about 25 to 30 years. In the ...
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5 Cheap Gi’s that will Please

A one stop list of all the very best affordable Gi’s currently on the market today. No matter whether its your first Gi or your 10th Gi this list will help guide you in making that next purchase. Why pay a fortune when you can get a great Gi for a fraction of the price? If you rolled back the clock a decade and a half ago finding a quality low cost Gi was a ...
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Valor Fightwear Top 3 Gi’s Reviewed

When your looking to purchase a new Gi its all to easy to turn to one of the big players in the Jiu-Jitsu market for that all important purchase. Despite this there are plenty of smaller companies who have been very successfully creating great Gi’s that prove to be durable and comfortable. Valor Fightwear certainly fall into this category. Based in England Valour have been making there own Gi’s for well over 5 years and ...
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BJJ Curriculum

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Curriculum

If you have just started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or are thinking of getting started, you are probably wondering what techniques a white belt needs to master to progress to the next level. Here you can find a great deal of information to help answer that very question. But before you delve in a word of caution, there isn’t a single way of promoting and many professors and academies have different opinions on what is ...
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Striker vs Grappler

Striker vs Grappler – Does a grappler really always win

Everything you need to know to get well informed on the age-old debate that has been raging in martial arts Striker vs Grappler. Both camps have their own views on which style is better suited to MMA, street fighting and training for fun. Below we are going to delve in to the topic and address these scenarios to prove grappling is superior to striking, well at least some of the time anyway. Framing the debate ...
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BJJ Judo Ju Jotsu Frustration

Frustrated and demoralised – Don’t quit read this

It doesn’t matter if you train in BJJ, Judo or Ju-Jitsu, most martial artists will tell you that frustration is part of the learning process. Well here we are going to challenge that opinion. It doesn’t matter whether its white belt frustration, blue belt frustration or even black belt frustration (yeah that’s a thing) we are going to take them all on. Whether you’ve just started or have been diligently training for years, everyone is ...
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Russian Combat Sambo

What is Russian Combat Sambo and is it really effective?

Sambo is a highly effective martial art that traces its history back to the early years of the Soviet Union. Created as a fusion of multiple martial arts and driven by the principle of only teaching and retaining effective techniques, Sambo has enjoyed great popularity in the former Soviet Union states. Most recently Sambo has come to the attention of martial arts enthusiasts in the west following the success off its fighters in mixed martial ...
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BJJ aggressive white belt

Dealing with aggressive white belts made simple

Aggressive white belts can be a nightmare to train with in BJJ. We have dissected this issue to bring you a number of options to deal with the aggressive white belt in your life. If you have trained in any martial art, its pretty certain at some point you will have encountered the aggressive white belt conundrum. You know the type, maybe you’re currently trying to solve the problem. Little experience, no technical ability and ...
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What is Judo

What is judo – the single greatest martial art here is why

Judo is a grappling based martial art and later sport that is derived from Ju-Jitsu. Translated into English Judo literally means the gentle way, it is this philosophy that under pins the art. Judo is not intended to be a test of the practitioner’s strength but of there understanding of the movement of the body. Kanō Jigorō The history of Judo is inextricably entwined with that of its founder Kanō Jigorō. If you attend any ...
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Judo vs BJJ

Judo vs BJJ

Everything you need to know about Judo vs BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) from the history, training styles, and comparison of effectiveness. You might think Judo and BJJ are extremely similar or worlds apart here you can get the low down as these two grappling styles go head to head. History The history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Judo are closely entwined. Like many modern forms of grappling they owe a lot to the mother art of ...
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Flow rolling light rolling

Flow Rolling – The art of rolling light

What is flow rolling In its essence flow rolling is light sparing in BJJ. Most people who have trained will have at some point bumped fists and had the partner ask if they want to go light or flow roll. A flow roll differs from a competitive roll as neither person is going all out to finish the other. The focus of a flow roll is for both persons to transition through positions by using ...
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What does BJJ mean

If you have heard people talking about BJJ and you have been left feeling a little confused or maybe your son or daughter have told you they want to start but you have no idea what is, we have you covered. BBJ is an acronym as you may have guessed which stands for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. BJJ is a ground fighting grappling based martial art that has taken the world by storm in the last ...
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Gi vs No-Gi

BJJ Gi vs No-Gi – The definitive answer

This is literally one of the craziest questions that still gets asked. Its pretty straight forward, in BJJ neither Gi or No-Gi are superior unless you are training for a specific purpose and even then, it can be difficult to categorically state one is better. There are pros and cons to training both and every sensible person will advocate training with and without the Gi. Here you will find out all the information you need ...
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Benifits of Judo

12 physical and psychological benefits of training Judo

Judo is a martial art and Olympic sport that comes with a ton of physical and mental benefits that are enjoyed by its practitioners around the world today. Here we are going to explore the 12 key benefits everyone who trains Judo will gain. Founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, Judo adapted Ju-Jitsu, a traditional martial art in Japan with a poor reputation, to become one of the most widely practiced sports in the world ...
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Best street martial arts

The best martial arts for surviving a street fight revealed

It’s a question that you hear all the time ‘what are the best martial arts for street fighting’. Well here is the definitive answer to that very question and a whole lot more! Firstly, I am going to assume that you are asking this question as you are interested in finding out which martial arts will give you the best foundation to defend yourself in an altercation in the street. I will assume that you ...
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Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Over the last quarter of a century Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has experienced a meteoric rise to become a rival of the traditional martial arts like Karate and Judo in terms of popularity and effectiveness. Despite its growing popularity Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu still doesn’t have the same widespread understanding if its history, purpose and style as other mainstream martial arts. What does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mean Jiu-Jitsu or as its also known Ju Jitsu is an ancient martial art that ...
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Japanese Jiu Jitsu

Japanese Ju-Jitsu explained easily

Traditional Jujitsu or as it has become known to some Japanese Jujitsu is martial art that has been around for centuries. It can trace its recent history back to the Samurai in Japan, but it has evolved over the subsequent years into the art that is practiced today. There are many different schools of Jujitsu and not everything here will apply in all circumstances, but I hope this will provide you with a great overview ...
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14 things I wish I knew as a white belt

You’ve just started as a white belt and you have a ton of questions and are quite possibly feeling overwhelmed or out of your depth, well here I’m going to bring you the 14 things you need to know so you can nail being a white belt. This article is predominantly geared towards grappling arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Judo and Jujitsu but many of the sentiments can apply to beginners in other martial ...
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BJJ Belts, Ranks and Promotion – Simple Breakdown

Ever wondered why belt promotion in BJJ is talked about in such mysterious terms. Form some it just adds to allure of training BJJ but for others its just downright confusing. But it need not be and here at get into grappling we have gone to great lengths to explain this in the most simple terms that anyone can understand! Belt progression in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is accepted to be much slower than most other ...
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Combat Jiu Jitsu

What is the Combat Jiu-Jitsu revolution

Find out everything you need to know about the rising phenomena that is combat Jiu Jitsu. We have broken it down for you right here, so you can get up to speed with the rules and find out weather we are on the verge of a revolution in grappling sport. Combat Ju Jitsu is a combination of grappling and striking that has risen to prominence over the last few years following its showcasing at the ...
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Am I Too Old to Start Judo

So, your sat there wondering if the opportunity to study Judo has passed you by. Your too old, it’s too late to start, you won’t learn at the same pace as others, you’ve had too many injuries, your too busy or are you just too scared to try? You hear this question asked time and time again as people worry that there best years have passed them by and the opportunity to learn a martial ...
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Know your Gi – BJJ Gi vs Judo Gi – Simple Answer

BJJ Gi vs Judo Gi This is a question a lot of people ask themselves when they start Judo or BJJ. Both martial arts involve wearing a Gi so what is it that makes these Gi so different from each other if anything at all. Well here is the answer to that question and few others that you have about the most important piece of attire in many grapplers kit bag. The price Let’s cut ...
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Types of Gi Weave and Material

What are the different Gi Weaves So your looking at buying a new Gi or you’ve just started and are looking to purchase that all important first Gi. For some people a Gi is just something they train in and have to wash after a sweaty session, for others it’s a statement of there personality or an opportunity to gain an edge over an opponent. Below we will look at the pros and cons of ...
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