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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Brasa Niagara

Brasa Niagara

Its great to see gyms popping up with solid instructors and great programs. This gym is no exception. Frank has been around for a long time teaching BJJ and with a passion. Here is a short history on this top notch gym. I didn’t get to see UFC 1 but a good friend did.  When I called to ask him about how it went he told me that a Brazilian guy “single handedly ruined the…

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Kurt Osiander Scissor Sweep

Kurt Osiander  Scissor Sweep

Kurt Osiander Scissor Sweep Chances are the scissor sweep is one of the first sweeps you learn when you BJJ journey begins. There is also a good chance you will continue to use it, or a modified version, for the rest of you journey. There are countless fine details and variations to the sweep and the more you practice the move, the sooner you’ll find what works best for your body type. We had to…

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Interview with Sebastian Brosche

Interview with Sebastian Brosche

Sebastian Brosche Team: Frontline Main Achievements: European Silver Medal (2015) World Bronze Medal (2014 & 2013 brown) European Bronze Medal (2015 absolute) Interview Questions: 1) What is your name, belt rank, current training academy, and how long have you been training? S- Sebastian Brosche, brown belt, Frontline Academy. I started training in 2007 2) Whats the bjj scene like in your country? S- It is small, but growing in popularity thanks to the MMA trend….

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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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