How To Beat Opponents Who Are Better Grapplers Than You

How To Beat Opponents Who Are Better Grapplers Than You

A very common issue that arises in competition is when a lesser competitor faces a superior competitor.  More often than not matches in competition are mismatched, otherwise there would never be a winner. One thing I learned in the middle of my blue belt is that I am...
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...
250lb Bodybuilder Takes on 150lb Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

250lb Bodybuilder Takes on 150lb Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

“You can’t burpee your way out of an armbar” This is something we jokingly say all the time at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. Crossfitters, Camp Gladiators and body builders should be applauded for choosing a healthy lifestyle. Learning a fight sport certainly...