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Rolljunkie Jiu-jitsu Blog

Jiu Jitsu History

Jiu Jitsu History
Jiu jitsu, specifically Brazilian Jiu jitsu (or BJJ for short) is one of the most popular and fastest growing martial arts in the US today.  In th...

Tips For Surviving As A BJJ White Belt

Tips For Surviving As A BJJ White Belt
Training jiu-jitsu as a beginner can be a challenging task.  For many, just walking into an academy for the first time to train can be intimidating...

BJJ Gi Guide

BJJ Gi
A BJJ gi or kimono may be just about the coolest piece of apparel one can own.  It’s worn for one purpose – to train jiu-jitsu.  It’s made to be ex...

Garry Tonon Receives His Black Belt

tonon black belt
Congratulations to Garry Tonon, head instructor at Brunswick BJJ, on receiving his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt!  The black belt was awarded yest...

Garry Tonon Instructional Video - Mount Escapes

garry tonon mount escapes
Garry Tonon, head instructor at Brunswick BJJ Academy in New Jersey, demonstrates techniques for no gi mount escapes.  Garry is a 2-time IBJJF Brow...

Jiu-Jitsu Belt Guide

BJJ Blue Belt
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu belt guide was written to provide information on the ranking system in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is meant to be a general gui...

BJJ Grappling vs Wrestling - Beyond the Rules

wrestling vs jiu jitsu
There are many things that make BJJ grappling different than wrestling that go beyond just the rules and objectives.  Most will agree that wrestlin...