The 4 Main Types of Jiu Jitsu Academies

The 4 Main Types of Jiu Jitsu Academies

There are a few different kinds of atmospheres that are available in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.  Each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.   Here are the main ones that I’ve seen: Sportive BJJ academy:  The sportive BJJ academy is one of the most popular...
Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

Is Jiu-Jitsu ACTUALLY A Gentle Art?

The say that jiu-jitsu is the “gentle art.”  What does that ACTUALLY mean? Is there anything truly gentle about wrestling people to the ground to strangle them or torque/hyper-extend their limbs? Why is jiu-jitsu called the gentle art when arguably it’s one of the...