My First International Tournament

My First International Tournament

Conor Murphy is a 20 year old computer science student from Dublin. He is a White Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has been training just about one year and is a self confessed Jiu Jitsu Nerd. Below he chronicles his experience and impressions of his first IBJJF international competition. “Last July, my coaches, Roger Dardis and Paul […]

Are you a Jiu Jitsu “fighter”?

Are you a Jiu Jitsu “fighter”?

[polldaddy poll=7754905] When speaking with jiu jitsu guys who compete regularly you will often hear them refer to “fights” they’ve had in competition. I prefer to call those “fights” matches, only because I believe that a fight must involve strikes. When someone asks me how many fights I’ve had, my answer usually depends on how […]

Alliance by BJJ Hacks

Alliance by BJJ Hacks

Hywel Teague puts together another great review of one of the Powerhouse Teams of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Alliance was started by Romero (Jacare) Cavalcanti- one of 6 black Belts under Rolls Gracie and his students Fabio Gurgel and Gigi Paiva.  Together they have led the team to several World Championship Team Trophies, producing some of the […]

What to expect in your first year of BJJ

What to expect in your first year of BJJ

What to expect in your first year of BJJ. Your first year of training really is where you learn the most, physically. Most people start off knowing nothing, or maybe whatever they saw on the UFC. So in your first year you go from zero to grappler. Here are some of the things you should […]

FREE BJJ TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS

FREE BJJ TRAINING FOR TEENAGERS

Are you a teenager who’d like to start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Or are you the parent of a teenager who would like to see their boy/girl get off the couch and leave the video games or TV alone and go and get fit, learn self defense, make new friends, gain confidence, learn the benefits of hard […]

BJJ Heroes

BJJ Heroes

I’ve been asked at training frequently where to find out more about the origins and main players of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?  So here’s an excellent website that will answer alot of the questions a BJJ nerd night have… It’s a wiki-page with a who’s who of BJJ, BJJ teams and some interesting articles.  The link is […]