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.
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A newer addition to the ever growing offering of gear companies, Furacao Grappling Gear produces their no gi gear in Europe, eschewing the norm of production in Asia. How does a Furacao rash guard stack up to its competition?Find your favorite rashguards on Hypnotik
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As someone who incurs a lot of injuries and then stubbornly trains through them, I probably should have added some kind of knee support to my inventory of BJJ gear a long time ago. Even though I’m careful about protecting my teeth and my skin from all the health issues associated with intense jiu-jitsu training, factoring in joint support was something that, for some reason, I’d never really bothered to do. So when I got the chance to review the NeverTap Knee Guard, I was super excited. This protective slip-on retails for $29.95 and is specially designed for wrestlers and jiu-jitsu practitioners, promising enhanced mobility and protection against injuries.Get your own NeverTap Knee Guard on Amazon
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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Known for their creative use of stitching and interesting designs, Aesthetic has been around for quite a while. They recently opened up shop in the USA and they sent over one of their new Alpha gis for us to test. How did it stack up to other gis on the market? Check it out…Browse through your favorite BJJ gis at Hypnotik
A newer addition to the gi market, Sleeve & Collar is trying to set themselves apart in the gi and gear market by offering simple yet subtly unique gear to appeal to the understated jiu-jitsu athlete. They sent over their Onyx gi for review. Take a look!Find the latest gis at Amazon