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Sharing the BJJ Mats with MMA Fighters: Good, Bad or Ugly?

By |October 22nd, 2016|Lifestyle, Starting BJJ|

I am not talking MMA hacks or hobbyists. I am talking MMA fighters that are well rounded and serious about their trade. Most people will attend class and do their best to blend in. The MMA fighter, on the other hand, brings a different skill set and attitude to a BJJ class. This fighter wants to [...]

Leg Locks: To Reap or Not to Reap?

By |May 5th, 2016|Starting BJJ|

When I first started BJJ, leg locks were considered taboo and even worse, a cheap submission that didn't warrant much respect in victory.  Now, they are a staple submission for gi and no-gi competitors. It was not too long ago that reaping was legal and I consider myself fortunate to have seen this transition.  So [...]

BJJ Has No Off-Season

By |October 3rd, 2015|Lifestyle, Starting BJJ|

Summer is gone and before we know it, baseball season will be wrapping up.  As autumn begins, so does hockey and football season, which leads me to think, there isn’t a BJJ season. Sports like soccer, hockey, football, rugby, have a season. Once the season is done, the player's body is able to recover and [...]

RMNU 2015 Summer Camp Wrap Up

By |June 22nd, 2015|Events|

Without a doubt, you can find a BJJ seminar happening somewhere just about every weekend.  Some seminars are open to all affiliations, some are not.  You’ll pay about $150 - $200 for a few hours of a BJJ World Champion's time. You'll leave with bunch of new techniques and that is great. The RMNU Summer Camp [...]

Upcoming Robson Moura RMNU Summer Camp 2015

By |June 1st, 2015|Events|

Last July, Robson Moura visited us here in Toronto for a two day seminar. Each day was about 2 hours of impressive Jiu Jitsu technique followed by a short question and answer period. Robson’s seminars are always well received and attendees aways leave with more then just a few new moves. If you’ve never been [...]

Robson Moura RMNU Camp Schedule 2015

By |May 12th, 2015|Events|

We are very excited to be hosting the first Robson Moura RMNU Summer Camp 2015 here in Toronto. This event starts Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th at HeadRush Training Center. It consists of 3 full days of training led by Robson Moura along with Jeff Mitchell of Elite Jiu Jitsu, Toma Dragicevic of [...]

BJJ Injuries? 5 Helpful Tips to Keep You Training

By |May 2nd, 2015|Health & Fitness|

Some BJJ injuries are serious enough to keep you off the mats until you are fully healed. Assuming that your BJJ injury is minor, here are 5 helpful tips to keep you on the mats and still allow you to recover. 1. Let your Instructors know your limitations prior to starting regular class.  As an [...]

Starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

By |April 30th, 2015|Starting BJJ|

Just starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or thinking about it? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid as you start your BJJ journey. 1. Rolling too much too soon.  Different BJJ clubs might have rules that guide the amount of time you spar. Keep in mind, BJJ is full of new movements that are foreign to even the [...]

BJJ Mouthguard: Should You Wear One While Rolling?

By |April 23rd, 2015|Health & Fitness|

I myself don’t enforce a BJJ mouthguard rule during my classes however the room seems to be divided on the subject. I’ve noticed that most people who come to my class with a base in striking or those who are Pro MMA fighters wear a mouthguard regularly and those who are strictly BJJ practitioners are [...]

Introducing Your Kids to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

By |April 16th, 2015|Lifestyle|

I have 2 very energetic kids. Since they were toddlers, they both loved to wrestle with me. I found this pastime a great opportunity to introduce BJJ to my children. I'd like to share some of my key tactics to introducing your kids to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Keep them laughing! My primary focus while teaching my kids BJJ is [...]