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BJJ Self Defense

Jiu Jitsu Student Uses Training in Real Life Self Defense Scenario

We’ve all seen or read stories about Jiu Jitsu students that use their training in real-life self defense scenarios. Reading these accounts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in action never gets old. Here’s a new one from one of our very own Aces Jiu Jitsu Club members… “Y’all – Jiu Jitsu is real. Today I was attacked […]

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BJJ Curated Self Defense

For People with Disabilities, Learning Self Defense is a Game Changer in India

For Janki Goud, the threat of physical violence has long loomed large. In the state of Madhya Pradesh in northern India, where Goud lives,  crimes against women are the most common. The region accounted for 4,882 of the 38,947 cases of sexual assault cases reported nationally in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics […]

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BJJ MMA

BJJ Black Belt Triangle Chokes Alleged Home Invader

An alleged burglar made a terrible decision last month when he entered the Hernandez home in San Diego, CA. The home belonged to Sergio Hernandez Sr., the father of Sergio Hernandez Jr., an MMA fighter and BJJ black belt. Watch the full story of the incident in the video below! Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a […]

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BJJ Self Defense

BJJ Brown Belt Defends Himself on the Street from Attacker

There’s a reason why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective self defense martial art for self defense in the world. Here is yet another example of why. While the BJJ guy could have done a few things different (no crossing your ankles when you have someone’s back) we’re glad to see that he made […]

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BJJ Feel Good

Home Owner Uses Jiu Jitsu to Pin Burglar Until Police Arrive

ATLANTA – Police said an intruder into a Midtown Atlanta apartment got quite the surprise when a resident who happened to be trained as a martial arts fighter literally stopped the burglar in her tracks. “I have a lot of years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience, so it came in handy,”  said Sean Cannon, who said […]

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BJJ Self Defense

The Top 5 Reasons Jiu-Jitsu Is Great For Self Defense

People often tout Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for being a highly efficient and effective system for self defense.  Because self defense is a highly nebulous term that doesn’t really mean much to people who don’t already understand it, often it is misused.  However, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu IS, objectively, a highly effective tool for self defense and fighting.  Here […]

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BJJ Advice Community Self Defense

Not All Self-Defense Classes Are Created Equal

The title of this article is a nice way of highlighting how most self-defense classes fall horribly short. Another way of putting it is that these so called “self defense” classes can get people hurt or worse! The problem is that when someone teaches techniques that flat out do not work anywhere except a controlled […]

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BJJ BJJ Advice Health/Fitness Self Defense

#MeToo: BJJ And The Fight Against Sexual Assault

(The following is a curated article from jiujitsutimes.com written by Acacia Parks Mo.)  I love jiu-jitsu and believe that anyone would benefit from learning it. However, I am not the world’s loudest BJJ evangelist. If I meet someone who I specifically think would like it, I’ll suggest it, but I’m not going around preaching the gospel […]

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BJJ Advice

That Guy’s Not Cool – 4 Steps for Self-Defense in a Real Fight Scenario

In the movies, fights are always very clean. Good guy meets bad guy, there’s a stare down, they put up their dukes, and then deliver a perfectly executed sequences of moves that result in a just outcome. Kind of like this:

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BJJ Advice Self Defense Techniques Why BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. The Haymaker Punch

For those that do not know what a haymaker is, it is a punch often utilized by someone with no fight experience. You put all of your weight into the punch and in the process lose all of your balance. What the haymaker lacks in technical efficiency, it makes up for in destructive power.  Luckily, […]