bjj street fight

Does BJJ Work in a Street Fight? Everything You Need to Know.

There's a big debate out there about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and street fights. Some swear that getting a blue belt in BJJ makes you pretty much unbeatable against any untrained person....
October 04, 2023
brazilian jiu jitsu bjj success

How to be successful at BJJ

Want to up your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) game? It doesn’t matter if you’re goal is to win ADCC or just hold your own against the local academy blue belts, there...
April 08, 2023

Pure Awesomeness

This week we dropped in at one of our favorite places to train, Pure Mixed Martial Arts in Rockaway, NJ. No surprise here - the mats were packed end to...
July 24, 2022
Training Blog BJJ

5 Reasons to Train Jiu Jitsu

First, let's start by acknowledging there are a lot more than 5 reasons to train jiu jitsu.  But if we listed every reason why you should train, we would end...
November 09, 2020
first bjj class

First Day of BJJ Class - A BJJ Etiquette Primer (Part 2)

This article is part 2 of 2. Read part 1 of First Day BJJ Class. CHOOSING A PARTNER (FOR BOTH DRILLING AND ROLLING) Your instructor may pair you up with someone for...
October 05, 2020
first day bjj

First Day of BJJ Class - A BJJ Etiquette Primer (Part 1)

This article is part 1 of 2. Read part 2 of First Day BJJ Class. Introduction So you’ve made the decision to start BJJ. You did all the research regarding various...
September 28, 2020

No Gi vs Gi Jiu Jitsu

In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the differences between training in the gi and training no gi. We'll also cover what the advantages and disadvantages of each...
bjj training goals

The Importance of BJJ Training Goals

Note: Even though most of us aren't back on the mats just yet, we can't help but think about when we will be. This article was written with an eventual return...
June 16, 2020
Tags: Training
cauliflower ear bjj

BJJ Cauliflower Ear

What causes BJJ cauliflower ear, prevention methods, and treatment. We discuss this common occurrence in wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and MMA.
December 09, 2019
best bjj gi for beginners

Best BJJ Gi For Beginners

What is the best BJJ gi for beginners? We're here to shed some light on the issue.
December 05, 2019
Padilla BJJ

Professor Mike Padilla - No Gi Guard Passing

Renzo Gracie BJJ Black Belt, Mike Padilla from Padilla BJJ in Allentown, PA demonstrates some no-gi guard passing techniques.  If you're in the Allentown area, definitely check them out.  Awesome group of guys...
October 09, 2016
Gordon Ryan BJJ Video

Gordon Ryan and Garrett Goldsberry Instructional Videos

We just posted a couple of new BJJ instructional videos to our YouTube channel.  The first features Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt Garrett Goldsberry of North Jersey Mixed Martial Arts Academy (NJMMAA) demonstrating...