Three Important Analogies to Better Understand BJJ

Bjj Basics

Podcast [sc_embed_player fileurl=""] PRESS PLAY BjjBrick (metaphor) it’s important to have a few key techniques that you can perform at a high level. You need to have a well-rounded game, but having some great techniques will help you excel at BJJ.  … [Read more...]

5 Things I Have Learned About Goal Setting

5 things I have learned about goal setting

Designed by: Brandon Groce Lessons I've Learned About Goal Setting From Life, Teachers, And Experience. Most of us have goals or something we want to achieve. It could be to lose an amount of body fat, to hold a handstand, to squat double your bodyweight, or even something like learning a new language. My personal goals were to accomplish a … [Read more...]

What Are You Training For?

What are you training for

Design by: Brandon Groce Mainstream media has taught us that we should work out to attain an aesthetic goal or just to maintain a certain level of healthiness.  This is the first thing on our minds when we think of working out.  Athletes have clearer goals as far as their training goes because it must support what they do.  However, for the … [Read more...]

Cardio – Why You Shouldn’t Run Long Distance

Cardio - Why you shouldn't Run long distance

"Cardio." Everyone's favorite - or least favorite - word. The word brings to mind long duration runs on a treadmill or completing a 5K. Maybe to you it means 400 meter sprints or how long you can last in your jiujitsu match. There are a lot of misconceptions about cardio though. So let's try to clear them up. What Are We Running From? To many … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Instructor

What Makes A Good Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor? Is a good instructor a good competitor, someone who has won many high level competitions? Someone with a huge academy or the one with the "highest rank"? There are all kinds of different instructors but which would make an effective teacher? What characteristics and values would they possess? Here … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Cauliflower Ear

How to prevent Cauliflower Ear

A lot of athletes get this thing called Cauliflower ear, which is fairly common is contact sports. Cauliflower ear can be very painful and leaves your ear looking irregular. We are going to go over how to prevent cauliflower ear and what you should do to treat it as well. What is Cauliflower Ear? Cauliflower ear occurs when the ear gets hit, or … [Read more...]

How to Pick The Right GI for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

How to pick your Jiu Jitsu Gi. If you are a BJJ practitioner, Im pretty sure you are going to need a GI (Kimono). Even If you love No-Gi or are an MMA fighter it would be a pretty good idea to invest in a GI because grappling with the GI has tremendous benefits in terms of helping you understand the technical aspects of Brazilian Jiu jitsu. It … [Read more...]

The Art of Baiting For BJJ (Brazilian Jiujitsu)

In the 12 years that I have done BJJ, I have come to the conclusion that baiting is a HUGE and necessary part of BJJ. Why, because a move or finish without a set up is very straight forward and easily countered. Yes, you may have a beast ass arm bar, triangle, etc,  which many do, but what starts to happen when people start seeing it from miles … [Read more...]

Martial Arts Marketing Hackery

Martial Arts Marketing Hackery #iphoneonly So I'm hanging around after class one day and got some footage on my iPhone 4s.  Then I call up my little bros and ask, "Yo little brothers ... do you know how to edit videos and make them cool looking?" As sounds of PC gaming is heard in the background they respond and say, "Of course!" It’s not the … [Read more...]

Cardio VS Strength in Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ)

Which is more effective for a BJJ practitioner to have, Strength or Cardio? This is a great question, and surprisingly this is a question that comes up a lot in my academy . Now, lets take an overall look at BJJ. BJJ is a sport that is for the "little guy", it is about technique, and when one gets tired in a BJJ match they start to slip up and … [Read more...]

How to Accelerate Your Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) Game

"You have to find comfort in uncomfortable situations." - Rickson Gracie I've been asked by a lot of people, "how can I accelerate my BJJ game?". What I tell them is simple, I tell them to "practice and practice the basics diligently ", and when they have them down pat it will be very hard for others to deal with them. When I tell them this they … [Read more...]

Stay Tuned for BJJ & MMA Training Tips by Brandon Groce

Hey everyone! Brandon Groce is an artist and budding new designer that's wanting to learn about startups. So our team has taken him under our wing to show him the insanity. He also happens to be an awesome BJJ and mixed martial arts practitioner. We're working on bringing some awesome new BJJ videos that we hope will inspire and help with your … [Read more...]