I should preface this as so >> This article will only pertain to those that are: Braziian Jiu Jitsu Practitioners that are looking to experience world renowned training at Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan, NYC. Interested in visiting NYC itself and doing tourist activities while there. Adventurous and open minded… seriously, if you are not…

As a high-level competitor in BJJ you learn to take your losses along with the wins. Only 50% of the athletes that step onto the competition mats come out with a win; with this comes celebration or disappointment. But you take the losses to your benefit and learn from your mistakes or shortcomings. This past…

Injuries due to sports and from every day life can be inevitable yet utterly taxing to a person’s physical and mental health. We as people have defining characteristics and activities of daily living that help make up who we are and ultimately, who we want to become. Minor setbacks can feel like an eternity when…

It is a beautiful thing for you and your child to experience an evolving world every day first hand. Children are gaining intelligence quicker, technology is constantly improving, innovative antidotes and advancements in medicine are steadily taking place and people are becoming more cultured than ever. However, the world has also become a notably more…

A small girl’s perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu As my tiny feet hardly sunk into the zebra mats for my first afternoon intermediate class, I gazed around the room at all the upper belt males each being at least over 170lbs and pondered how I would make it through this hour and a half class.…

As we all know… in BJJ there is a whole lot of discussion about weight and diet,  mostly due to making weight for a tournament. However, even non-competitors get plateaus in their dieting regime.   Dieting is never fun and when you don’t have something holding yourself accountable such as a goal weight for a…

As a brown belt now, in no particular order, here are ten things I wish I could tell myself before I started BJJ. BJJ is addictive! Especially when you pick the right academy, you’ll find yourself getting to jiu jitsu 20 minutes early to get dressed (aka social hour in the locker room), then training…

Never rolled at an another academy before? Here are a few basic BJJ Open Mat Etiquette rules you should follow: Academy House Rules Always respect house rules. If you are not familiar with them… ask before you roll. (You can always call or email ahead.) Never walk on the mats in shoes or flip-flops. Some schools…