1. J

    Beaten by a white belt.

    Let me start off I have no issues with being beaten by a white belt. but its a mixture of how I evaluate my game and something one of the black belts said. I soared with a new white belt the other day. He has been at the gym for about two months or so. His background is mainly striking...
  2. Harry Flannagan

    Website Suggestions for BJJ?

    I've been training in BJJ for a while. I love reading stuff from the BJJ guru, I learn lots of cool stuff. I was wondering where you guys are reading? And which sites can help me improve my grappling techniques? Videos on YT are helpful but I think I obsessively went through all of them already...
  3. Ivan

    The Philosophy Behind the Black Belt

    Today, after a BJJ class, my fourth ever so far, the main black belt gathered around all of the people who trained with me for a sort of group-talk session. You will find out why this is relevant in a minute, bear with me, as I first want to say that I believe the reason and the philosophy...
  4. JKDJade

    So Let Me Get This Straight-- Why Don't We Have New Arts?

    Here are some names: Bruce Lee- JKD Ed Parker- Ed Parker Kenpo Bart Vale- Chinese Kenpo Tony Leo- Shuri Shindo Ryu Freedie Lee- Freedie's Modern Fu Al Tracy - Tracy Kenpo Jeff Speakman -Kenpo 5,0 Helio Gracie- BJJ Steve Mohamad- Black Karate Federation Gary Dill- Bushido Kempo/SDS Chuck...

    A New Paradigm for BJJ Academys

    Is there a different way to train? Is the current Academy model the only way to learn BJJ? What are the things that you would change about your gym, and how you would do it better?
  6. KimBjjTaiChi

    Hello my name is Kim

    Hello my name is Kim Bergen I live in the Netherlands and i study BJJ (still a white belt) and i practise Tai Chi with my best girlfriend Laura Bonthuis from Apeldoorn. I am.just a beginner but Laura is truly amazing at Tai Chi will post a link of her later so you the "martial arts experts" can...
  7. J

    Some advice

    Im looking to start bjj but I have pins and plates in my ankle after a pretty bad break when I was 17 Im 22 now but still get pains as you do from surgery was wondering how I would fair in holds ect. And if anyone has been through it and has advice
  8. Ybot

    Cross Choke from Mount (vid)

    Hey all. I haven't been on the forums in some time. Looking to become more active in the online communities again. Anyway, thought I'd share the technique that is foundational to my entire mount game.
  9. O

    Am I caring about others too much?

    So I've started training BJJ 7-8 Weeks ago, so you'd call me the new guy right? That's what I thought. However, I've been left stumped recently with my training and how well its going; let me give context. - I'm the only White Belt with no stripes. - I have previous experience in Karate and...
  10. whitebeltforever

    The biiiig C word and finding my way in martial arts

    Hi everybody! I remember reading the "When will you quit" post on here a few years ago and thinking oh my godddd i really hope i dont quit!! I am going to do my practices every week and and and i will blah de blah de blah blah i really really hope that i don't quit! I came back to class the...
  11. B

    Beginner needs help to see if this place is legit(bjj)

    Basically, this bjj place opened pretty much right down the street from my house and Im really thinking of joining because I want to do bjj for exercise and self defense. Can a expert in bjj tell me if this gym is legit? Ill leave a link Combat Sports Center | MMA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Muay Thai
  12. Isaiah90

    Why BJJ will get you beaten or killed in self defense

    Here's an explanation why people should stop teaching BJJ for self defense. Little to no striking - BJJ has little to no striking. BJJ claims that you can subdue an attacker peacefully without striking or kicking. The problem is that if you have to avoid strikes and kicks to counter them, your...
  13. P

    Trying to decide a school

    hi, Im a 46 yr old former wrestler, I did Crossfit for the last 8 years and Im looking for something a little more fulfilling than just working out. My primary goal was to find a martial art for exercise. As i researched more Krav Maga kept coming up on my radar. We have Andrew schools that...
  14. U

    Want to learn self defense? Advice or tips?

    Hi, So I'm new on this website and I thought it would be a good idea to ask for self defense advice. I did taekwondo for six years and wing chun for 10 months. And fitness kickboxing for two months. However, I still am not confident these styles will help me as I'm sure you know that they...
  15. B

    To BJJ or not to BJJ

    Hello I'm new here ! I'm 16 and have trained shotokan karate for 11 years , this being both competitive/sport style and traditional. My dream in life is to compete in the 2024 Olympics although i also want to be able to make a living from martial arts , being honest I havent had the same love...
  16. S

    Short feature on BJJ

    Hi, just sharing :)
  17. Vince Millett

    1990s Japanese MMA jiu jitsu tournaments (originally posted in my blog)

    It's the mid 90s and the martial arts world has discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after the launch of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It's going to be a while before BJJ becomes part of the martial arts scene back in the source of jiu jitsu, Japan, but Japan already has some mixed martial arts...
  18. N

    What to do if people train too hard

    Hi - first time poster here I am the only female in my class of no gi/bjj but I mostly train another martial art (one stripe white belt in bjj). I stopped doing bjj especially no gi because I found men would constantly try to smash me to the point that I was just avoiding getting seriously...
  19. FightHACKS

    My buddy, Mathew Pollino Shares his 5 Basic Back Attacks for Beginners

  20. BigJavi973

    Martial Talk's GMA Martial Arts Lineages

    I pretty much have taken the idea from that lineage website etc Feel free to post your lineage and see where it traces to. IMO it is very important to know where your specific Martial Art comes from. You don't want to learn from someone who learned from some guy in the back of a laundromat. How...
  21. whitebeltforever

    Spreading yourself too thin with too many martial arts? (bjj, m.t, wrestling)

    I have always loved to strike, and recently taken up muay thai and boxing as a side dish to BJJ. I have chronic illness (lupus) and nearly 3 months out of chemo and radio therapy for another illness (breast cancer) and i want to get as strong and fit as my body will allow me so that i'll be in...
  22. lansao

    Healthy Tension & Limits of Relaxation

    In sampling a few arts, I've heard a variety of thoughts on relaxation and would love to get thoughts on this from an MMA perspective. How relaxed is too relaxed? How much tension is too much tension? What complementary muscle groups do you activate/deactivate in different scenarios?
  23. lansao

    Updating the Wing Chun Library

    Do you practice Wing Chun? If so, what methods from other arts (e.g. BJJ, Systema, FMA, etc.) have you taken from/incorporated into your Wing Chun? How have you adapted those methods to conform to Wing Chun principles? ~ Alan
  24. BJJCop

    I really like this leglock..

    Quick Kill #1..Had great success with this. It's so quick and basic when practised. It sure gets a nasty tap when it's on too. :wtf: Even little points and details would be brilliant to sharpen this up as I find it works for me as an individual, used this very one three times serving in UK LE...
  25. P

    Seeking DC Style/Dojo Recommendations

    Hey all! Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and thanks in advance for whatever advice you have. I'm a 20yo student taking time off of college to figure out what I want to do with my life. I'm spending April-September in Washington D.C. and want to explore martial arts while I'm...
  26. RuthlessCombat_Australia

    Introducing Myself.

    Hello everyone. I am new to the forums and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Christian, I am 23 and I live in Sydney, Australia. I currently train in Gracie Jujitsu and Muay Thai/Lao Kick boxing. I am looking to get out of the competitive field of BJJ and Muay thai and try a more...