WHAT? Canadian jiu-jitsu championship cancelled because sport violates Criminal Code

WHAT? Canadian jiu-jitsu championship cancelled because sport violates Criminal Code

Montreal was supposed to host the Canadian championship of Brazilian jiu-jitsu over the weekend, but the event was postponed after it was declared illegal. The competition was supposed to take place at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre, near the Olympic Stadium. But the group’s Facebook page said that it decided to cancel the event Friday evening — for the first time in nine years — after Montreal police (SPVM) threatened to make arrests. ‘For us, it was a huge shock because…

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BJJ Benefits- A Great Story on the True Benefits of BJJ in the Workplace

BJJ Benefits- A Great Story on the True Benefits of BJJ in the Workplace

BJJ Benefits GovSmart, the million-dollar IT solutions company was just named the fastest growing business in Charlottesville for the second year in a row and credits much of its success to Jiu-Jitsu. “You see exactly who the person is,” said GovSmart CEO Brent Lillard. “You really don’t know someone, I feel like, until you’ve rolled with them.” Professionals by day and Jiu-Jitsu practitioners by night, company leaders have seen a change in some employees. “I…

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Injuries and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- A Guild to Keep you on the Mats Longer

Injuries and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- A Guild to Keep you on the Mats Longer

Its pretty simple… if your injured, training will either be halted or radically impaired till you mend the injury. This is why it’s important to train smarter in such a way you don’t cause injury to yourself or others. Remember having injured teammates means less people to train with. In the heat of sparring its easier said than done and you may ask what are some things to consider then? Well, here are some tips…

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Unity Jiu-Jitsu: Credit BJJ Hacks in NYC

Unity Jiu-Jitsu: Credit BJJ Hacks in NYC

Unity runs a top-notch Jiu Jitsu academy in the heart of midtown in New York City. All of ther instructors are still actively and successfully competing at the highest levels of the sport. Their dream and goal is for Unity Jiu Jitsu to be a school where, male or female, a serious student training only at our academy can become a World Champion; where a student in their early teens can come and experience all…

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White Belt Problems: 15 pointers to increase your game.

White Belt Problems: 15 pointers to increase your game.

Get Better at BJJ We all begin our BJJ journey as a white belt. Being tapped out countless times is a normal part of the process and this can be very testing. However, if your reading this article then you’re in luck; these pointers are going to help sharpen your game and bring you to that next level. Some of these points are more specific, while others are general concepts. Regardless, you must understand that…

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grading Briefly Explained

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grading Briefly Explained

How BJJ Grading Works There are a number of guiding principles that determine when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) student is ready for promotion. BJJ can take a very long time to rank up and is defiantly hard work. It is very common to say it takes 8-10 plus years of dedication to achieve a black belt. By dedication I mean training 2-3 plus times a week and really putting in quality mat time. BJJ has…

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE NOV 2015

OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE NOV 2015

We are very excited and very busy for our launch in November. We are working hard on some great articles, interviews, and reviews that we hope you find interesting and helpful. We have already completed a solid list of reputable places in Canada to train, I’m sure we have missed a few and we apologize. You can post your gym or somewhere you may have trained here. We have also started collecting and building a…

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Visit To Tomacelli Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Visit To Tomacelli Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I had the opportunity to visit Tomacelli Academy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA in Costa Mesa California before my trip to the PAN AMS this year. I was instantly welcomed and totally impressed with the facility. The quality of their Jiu Jitsu team is extremely high and not only did I have some excellent training, I made some good friends. As, a special treat I had the opportunity to meet and train with the legend 8th degree…

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