Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Richmond Fitness Club Blog

BJJ Learnings From the Black Belt Path

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“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.” Mark Twain. But there’s a problem with this: bad decisions, in martial arts, can get you hurt and slow your progress. Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn from someone else’s bad decisions? I asked a few of my friends what, if they […]

The Three Pillars

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When trying to build a better body, lifestyle and environment are pretty much one and the same thing. To get the best results it cannot be achieved by the training alone. In fact there has been research to show that a common trend with increased activity is to increase calorie consumption. Here are 3 pillars […]

Learning BJJ – Jiu Jitsu is the “human chess”

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The warm-up is integral for avoiding injury and getting your body used to BJJ positioning. It depends where you train and can vary from Yoga, to human centipedes. Don’t be the lazy one fiddling with your Gi in the change room trying to avoid shrimping. The instructor will notice and you might be demo dummy […]

Just How Often Should I be Getting My A*se Kicked?

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It’s a common complaint after training: ‘I was doing OK in the first 4 rolls but in the 5th I got annihilated…”. This is usually accompanied by a sad face and the throwing of rash guard on the mats. The reaction is a symptom of never being satisfied with our performance – and it’s a […]