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The History of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu

The early 1990’s saw the meteoric rise and commercial success of Mixed Martial Arts in the combat sports arena. It has since produced media events and organizations such as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Bellator, Pride, and others, each with their own ranking systems and fan base. The key driver to this success, and the … Continue reading "The History of Competitive Jiu-Jitsu"

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5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In BJJ

As adults, we have fully developed our social skills and learned how to remain healthy; for children, these skills are still developing. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the many ways that children can develop these skills while socializing and learning valuable life lessons. As a provider of BJJ in Newport News, VA, Breakaway Jiu-Jitsu offers … Continue reading "5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In BJJ"

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Beauty Queen, Bachelor Winner, and BJJ Athlete: Susie Evans

On the latest season of The Bachelor, winner Susie Evans introduced Clayton Echard to her hometown in the 757 area. As a former beauty queen, Susie has been recognized for her beauty, kind heart, and loving soul. But the hometown episode showed us another side of Susie—her feisty side. Featured on the episode was the … Continue reading "Beauty Queen, Bachelor Winner, and BJJ Athlete: Susie Evans"

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Gracie BJJ

Since the “Kung Fu” craze of the early 1970s, it would be difficult, if not impossible to identify any other martial arts style or system with the current impact and influence of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While Kung Fu entered the popular culture with the films of Bruce Lee (as well as other low-budget “Chop-Socky” films … Continue reading "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Gracie BJJ"

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Ten Ways to Accelerate your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a challenging sport that makes demands on the mind and body in varying degrees and at different times during your practice. If you are new to the sport you may find yourself frustrated with the complexity of the techniques, or you might feel that you have hit a plateau that you … Continue reading "Ten Ways to Accelerate your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu"

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The Most Important Techniques for the BJJ Beginner

Beginning a new sport or activity can be a little bit intimidating, especially something as technically precise as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is an art that provides a lifetime of challenges and rewards for the practitioner. But as the saying goes “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”, your BJJ journey begins … Continue reading "The Most Important Techniques for the BJJ Beginner"

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MMA for Beginners: All That You Need to Know Before You Start

The popularity of Mixed Martial Arts has made it one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. It is exciting, fast-paced, intense, and physically challenging. There are gyms opening in many areas that offer training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing. Each of these disciplines are key components of the Mixed Martial Arts … Continue reading "MMA for Beginners: All That You Need to Know Before You Start"

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Debate Between Takedowns vs. Pulling Guard

In the Jiu Jitsu world, there are few debates that polarize practitioners more than the idea of the takedown vs. pulling guard as being the “best” or most effective method of winning a Jiu Jitsu match. While both are integral and essential components of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are differing schools of thought on which … Continue reading "Debate Between Takedowns vs. Pulling Guard"

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What is the Best Way to Learn Jiu Jitsu?

The old expression “Practice Makes Perfect” has recently been amended to include “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”. This is to drive home the idea that the application of proper technique is essential to learning any new skill or craft correctly. What this doesn’t take into consideration is the learning curve involved, the inevitable mistakes made along … Continue reading "What is the Best Way to Learn Jiu Jitsu?"