It is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic has made a lasting impact on the world. Its haunting and notorious nature has not only destroyed blood vessels, lungs and families, but also small businesses like martial arts gyms.
Your name is called. You walk up to your JiuJitsu instructor. Your belt is untied and a new one is tied on for you while your old one hangs behind your neck. You can’t believe it. You’ve worked so hard and so long for this. You don’t think you deserve this belt promotion. Well, you’re wrong...
Whenever I go to Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling or Boxing tournaments, I for sure always hear one thing: yelling. Everyone is yelling at someone and acting as their coach, even people they don’t know. It’s human nature to want to give advice, but that doesn’t mean it’s good advice.
When Doug was started, the creator, Jim Jinkins, wanted to do things a little different. Namely, he had two small ideas that were very user focused for children. These points can actually be applied to how a kids martial arts program should be handled...
My name is John Le and I grew up doing in the system of Tae Kwon Do since I was 7 years old. I did it for 14 years, competed and even ran the Northwestern Tae Kwon Do club, but after getting a 3rd degree black belt, I saw enough of the system and how it morphed from teaching kids discipline and drive to being about money.
When it comes to the martial art form known as Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ), there is not only a difference between training while using a uniform (gi) or no uniform (no-gi), but there is also a difference between training Brazilian jiujitsu for sport and training Brazilian jiujitsu for self-defense.
TAKE DOWN OR STAND UP? LEARN STRIKING TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ GAME.
“Are you a ground person or a stand up person?” This question used to be how fighters, grapplers, martial artists, wrestlers and other practitioners would identify and categorize others’ fighting style when mixed martial arts (MMA) was booming. However, today, that answer should not be limited to an “either or” answer, but rather “both.”