Rolling With Females In BJJ

To be a true BJJ practitioner, you should know how to roll with partners of any shape, size, age or gender. By learning to roll with everyone, you get a better understanding of BJJ and develop a more comprehensive game. Some men, especially at the more inexperienced belt levels, feel…

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BJJ Training Frequencies – Pros And Cons

In our previous article, we looked at some factors that all grapplers should consider when deciding on how often to train BJJ. Now, we will go into the specifics and look at the pros and cons of various BJJ training frequencies. Source: Flickr Training 1x a week To be honest,…

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How Often Should I Train BJJ?

Beginners often ask: How often should I train BJJ? There isn’t one single magic number and it really depends on the individual’s fitness level and schedule. The most important thing is to listen to your body and pace yourself for the long haul. Source: Flickr Don’t overtrain When you are…

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Why Is BJJ So Expensive?

BJJ can be an expensive sport. Depending which country/state you are training in, gym memberships can run between USD100 to USD 400 a month. Some gyms may even require you to sign up for a year and pay upfront. Such prices are hefty compared to your regular fitness gyms or…

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How To Attract And Retain Female BJJ Students

BJJ can benefit everyone but it is still a predominantly-male sport. In this article, we look at how to attract and retain female BJJ students. Source: Flickr Safety  First and foremost, women want to feel safe when they are training. This is especially crucial as BJJ is such a close…

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How To Return To BJJ Training After An Injury

Injuries are an unfortunate part of all contact sports. There may come a time when you are sidelined for an extended period because of an injury, and worry about how to return to BJJ training. Here’s what you need to do: study the factors which led to your injury; condition…

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BJJ Open Mat Etiquette And Advice For Beginners

We discussed the great benefits of attending BJJ open mats in a previous article. Open mats are free-rolling sessions with no fixed structure. Participants are free to do anything BJJ-related. But there are some basic etiquette that all BJJ practitioners should be aware of when attending open mats. Respect the…

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Should I Attend BJJ Open Mats?

YES. Unless you are ill, injured or have other pesky life commitments (i.e. work and family appointments), you should try to attend as many open mats as possible. Open mats are free-rolling sessions. There might be a host in charge of running a timer for the rolls so that things…

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Starting BJJ As A Female – Practical Tips

Previously, we offered some advice for females starting BJJ training. That article focused more on your mentality when starting your BJJ journey. So for this article, we will list some of the more practical tips for females starting BJJ. Training BJJ during your period Unfortunately getting your menstrual period is…

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Starting BJJ As A Female – Your Approach To This Sport

In my humble (and just a teeny bit biased) opinion, there is no other sport in the world like BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Apart from the long list of benefits (self-defense, fitness, friendships, etc,), nothing beats the pure joy of a good roll.  Source: Flickr But let’s face it, we know…

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