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We offer Law Enforcement, Fire, EMT, and Military discounts.

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A Brief History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ever since Royce Gracie won the first, second, and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships in the early 90s, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a prominent fighting style in the world. Today it is a staple fighting style that most mixed martial arts fighters train in to at least some degree, and it has brought widespread attention […]

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Jiu Jitsu/Mixed Martial Arts Movies You Must See

There are a number of movies that feature MMA and Jiu Jitsu styles in their fight scenes. This has grown over the years with the rising popularity of MMA. Here we have a list of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu movies you should see. Let’s get the big Hollywood picture out of the way first. […]

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Conditioning: Keep Up With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu When You’re Away

Conditioning: Keep Up With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu When You’re Away

Are you informed about conditioning? Conditioning refers to the types of training and exercises that are done in conjunction with another sport. These are done in order to help strengthen and train parts of the body in a different way. Conditioning, when done properly, should lead to greater improvement in the sport(s) one has chosen […]

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Avoiding Injury While Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Avoiding Injury While Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When participating in any sport, you’re improving your health but also making yourself susceptible to injury. It’s a risk you take in order to practice something you’re passionate about. This is especially true in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, considering it’s a full-contact sport. Below are a few ways you can keep your body sound while practicing BJJ. […]

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Ways To Make Time for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ways to Make Time for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Life is exceedingly busy for most everyone. With all that’s going on, there may be barely enough time to cook dinner or fit in a workout that’s enjoyable. If you create the time to fit in a workout class, though, it can go from an activity that’s dreaded (or skipped for something else) to a […]

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Jiu Jitsu Gear: 6 Things You’ll Need to Suit Up for Class

Jiu Jitsu Gear: 6 Things You’ll Need to Suit Up for Class

Whether you’re just starting out as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student or have been learning for a while now, it’s never too late to learn what kind of gear you should be using to protect yourself. While injuries are not meant to be inflicted, accidents do happen. Here is some common Jiu Jitsu gear you […]

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Jiu Jitsu Belt Levels: Climbing the Colors

Jiu Jitsu Belt Levels: Climbing the Colors

Regardless of which level you are currently at, if any, you are probably wondering how long you have to be at each level and what allows you to move on to the next level. Before we go through all the levels, however, here’s one warning for you: the point of Jiu Jitsu is not climb […]

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Leveling Your Expectations for Jiu-Jitsu

To save yourself the embarrassment of having to drop out of a Jiu Jitsu class, you should begin with some realistic expectations. Whether you are interested in self-defense, getting in shape, or becoming a black belt, here are some things you should know before getting started. Becoming a Black Belt Takes Years If you’re starting […]

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In the Spotlight: Well-Known Personalities Practicing BJJ

In the Spotlight Well Known Personalities Practicing BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for people of all stature interested in performing the art. Even well-known celebrities love and practice BJJ! Below are some well know personalities whom you may have seen or heard in movies, television shows, and on the radio. Did you know that all of these celebrities (and more) enjoy practicing Brazilian […]

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Learning Martial Arts Later in Life

Learning Martial Arts Later in Life

It’s never too late to pick up a new life skill or hobby. As we grow older, there seems to be a stigma around learning new skills. We should have started learning when we were younger, as we’re too far past the age when a new skill will come easily. Especially when it comes to […]

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The Ranking System of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Ranking System of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu borrows much of its ranking system from Judo, the Japanese martial arts form that came to be in the late 1800s. Although Judo is its foundation, in many regards, the ranking system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (commonly shortened to BJJ) has been modified. These changes were done so that it would better align with […]

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Your First Jiu Jitsu Class

First Jiu Jitsu Class

Your First Jiu Jitsu Class If you are new to the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, your first Jiu Jitsu class might be a bit intimidating. Once you have found the perfect gym and signed up for classes, you might begin wondering what to expect from your first session. A helpful gym, like Jiu Jitsu […]

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3 Reasons for Adults to Train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Martial Arts classes in Smyrna, TN

If you sit around an office all day, you might begin to wonder how your health is doing. Sitting on an office chair all day only burns so many calories! Once you make the decision to focus on your health, you now have to decide which form of exercise will work best for you, your […]

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Discover the Many Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in Smyrna, TN

If you’ve decided to start training or are interested in training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, congratulations! Even researching the art is the first step to reaping all of the benefits associated with the worldwide martial art.

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