time off bjj

Preventing Mat Rust – Taking Time Off BJJ

Nick Hinton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Therapy

Let’s face it….there are going to be some times during the course of your Jiu-Jitsu Journey that you’re going to have to take a break. Whether it’s injury, illness, family, work, or other life-related obstructions, taking time off BJJ is something we’ll all have to do at some point. Most of us already have. For those of us truly addicted, …

Joel Blanton Competition Mindset

Competition Mindset: Preparing for Battle (with Joel Blanton)

Nick Hinton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

 Technique is what wins competitions. Your competition mindset is often what loses them. Now, I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu…I really do. Sometimes, I have to remind myself of that fact. It’s not that I have any issues with training…though I’d usually rather be doing any one of a thousand things than working drills in my off time. I actually love pushing …

AZ Jiu-Jitsu Family

Jiu-Jitsu Family Part 2 – Ryan Finds a Foster Family

Ryan Sellick Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Last week we posted a blog about the Jiu-Jitsu Family, and how joining a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym is so much more than a hobby, exercise routine, or sport. Recently, I relocated to Tucson, Arizona to pursue new career opportunities. My coach, James Clingerman (Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy), recommended that I check out Undisputed Tucson with Head Coach David Reilly. I …

Rob Arnett gets his purple belt at IBJJA. A-Game BJJ

The Gauntlet – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BJJ

Nick Hinton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Regardless of what you call it, there’s no escaping the fact that walking the “Gauntlet” is a perfect example of intense physical suck. Three dozen athletes all cheerfully (read:maniacally) whipping the shit out of you with their belts? Yeah, that doesn’t exactly sound like a party for most people. This longtime tradition that has become a super-divisive topic more and …