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Judo was initially created as a mental, moral and physical pedagogy in Japan and was categorized as a modern martial art. However, it has evolved over the years into an Olympic and combat sport. The main aim of Judo is to throw, takedown, subdue or immobilize an opponent to the ground forcing them to submit with a choke or joint lock. Weapons, strikes, and thrust by feet and hands are also allowed in Judo but only when pre-arranged and are prohibited in competitions and when practicing.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu commonly known as BJJ is a martial art focused on ground fighting and grappling with intentions of controlling one's opponent using techniques that subdue him or her into submission. It is a gentle art as even the weakest of people can win by using submissions (locks, chokes) and leverage to defend themselves against a stronger opponent.
The popularity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) has seen a steady rise over the past few years due in part to a growing audience of mixed martial arts (MMA) viewers.
While it looks like a scary and intimidating sport, especially for beginners, this form of martial arts actually takes pride in being a gentle art. The beauty of this practice is that even a smaller person can take down a much bigger person, with the help of the right strategies such as using leverage and submissions.
Pretty much anyone can start training in BJJ and there are a lot of gyms and coaches out there offering this kind of training.Use Discount code GIREVIEWS10 for 10% off all Digitsu products
I have had numerous requests lately at to where people can find photos of all of the old batches of Shoyoroll gis.
With that in mind, I've done my best to compile images of every Shoyoroll gi made.
I am sure that I am missing a few so if you see some missing, or mislabeled, please leave me a comment!
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Well friends, it's about that time of the year again. Time for some good old summer BJJ training.
But I'll level with you. I'm about 6'1″ and about 200lbs. (on a good day).
I sweat. A lot. And there isn't anything more uncomfortable than training in a thick heavy gi during the summer.
With that in mind, we wanted to highlight a few of the best lightweight / summer gis that are out right now.Find your favorite lightweight gi at MMA Overload!
First, super-huge thanks to five super awesome women reminded me that it's really hard to find decent ladies (women's) BJJ gi on the internet.
Special thanks to Ayanthi who has done our first women's gi review.
So I did some homework. And below I present to you a fairly comprehensive list of how to do your women's gi shopping as well as my top recommendations from different brands. I've tried to organized them by price list as well.
If I've forgotten any, please post them in the comments below!Check the prices on the best women's gis available at Hypnotik!
When people complete gi reviews, you always have to wonder if they've washed the gi first or if it is fresh from the retailer.
In the following paragraphs, we’ll be covering a few different things people need to be aware of.
In this installment of our GiReviews Holiday Gift Guide, we'll chat about one of my favorite Instructional tools: BOOKS!
I'm also a giant supernerd and reading is probably my favorite thing in the world besides training Jiu Jitsu.
In case you missed our Gift guides for gis, nogi bjj gear, or bjj DVDs, make sure you check them out!
Without further adieu, here are some amazing BJJ books that I'd highly recommend you check out:
It’s about that time of the year again that we buying JiuJitsu gis for ourselves and loved ones.
But really just for ourselves (AMIRITE?). If you prefer grappling with the gi or if you have a BJJ enthusiast in your life, check out the list below for some do not miss holiday gift ideas!Continue reading
Prefer grappling without wearing a bathrobe? Have a Nogi enthusiast in your life?
Zombies like to grab onto clothes so if the zombie apocalypse were to happen, or if you wanted to do something super crazy and train without the gi, here's an awesome list of nogi things that you should buy for yourself (read: others) this holiday season!
Designing a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uniform should be an easy task – just check the IBJJF rules, slap on a few patches, post the design online then sit back as you watch the orders flood in. Yeah, that’s ok in theory, but how do you put together a decent gi design that people will pay their hard earned money for and make sure it is something that will carry your brand onward and upward? Illustrator, fightwear designer and blogger Seymour Yang, aka Meerkatsu, takes us through his thought processes when it comes to his own crazy creations!Check out the latest gear from Meerkatsu at Amazon Continue reading