1. Would We Describe Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes As Playful?

      We’re finally discovering, after decades of research on learning, that kids don’t just play because they’re avoiding work. Whenever kids play, they’re actively learning. By playing, they’re exercising not only their bodies but their minds as well. So, what does that have to do with our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, and how can they help you no matter what your age. Forming mind / b…Read More

  2. The Types Of Injuries You Might Experience In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

      You might not expect us to write about any negatives when it comes to our Brazilian jiu jitsu classes. But it is a physical activity, and every physical activity has the possibility of causing some discomfort. Run too much and you might get a sore calf, lift too much and you might throw out your back. So we thought we might give you a head’s up on a few of the minor problems associated wi…Read More

  3. Interested In Mixed Martial Arts? Start With A Strong Foundation In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Training

    Because mixed martial arts is, as the name suggests, a mix of various disciplines, it’s not always a place to start. Before an adult jumps straight into mixed martial arts it might be a good idea to get the basics of another sport under your (black) belt first. So how do the disciplines we offer at our studio...Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai...help with mixed martial arts training? After all,…Read More

  4. A Brief History Of Mixed Martial Arts

      Because the name “mixed martial arts” doesn't necessarily have a tradition associated with it, it can be difficult to say exactly what is and what isn’t a “mixed” martial art. So while the timeline isn’t always connected, here are some highlights from sport and fighting techniques that could be considered mixed martial arts. Pankration: Pankration was an event introduced into th…Read More

  5. Martial Arts Weight Training: How Our Martial Arts Fitness Classes Will It Help You In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    We’ve said it time and again: Brazilian jiu-jitsu is about the ability of someone who is smaller and not as strong to be able to overpower someone who is larger and stronger. That’s the basic tenet of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and its predecessor, jiu-jitsu. But does strength play any part in determining who will win in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu?? Strength does play a part: Imagine you have t…Read More

  6. Where did Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Come From? Is It More Than Just A Martial Art?

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a relatively recent martial art. While a traditional jiu-jitsu / judo school opened in Brazil in the early 20th Century, Brazilian jiu-jitsu didn’t evolve into what it is today until the fight moved to the ground. So what exactly is Brazilian jiu-jitsu? Is it a martial art? Yes! Brazilian jiu-jitsu has its roots in jiu-jitsu, a Japanese martial art that was originally used…Read More

  7. Three Unexpected Side Effects Of Taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

      There are a dozen reasons why people come to our Brazilian jiu jitsu classes. But there are some great side effects that come with taking martial arts classes that most people never even think about. Increase Your Agility: Martial arts like Brazilian jiu jitsu will stretch you out. You might start standing, but most matches end on the ground. For both attack and defense you’ll be stretchi…Read More

  8. How Violent Are Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes? What About Mixed Martial Arts?

      When you’re considering martial arts classes, you probably have preconceived notions about what kind of people you’re going to meet. We must do it because we like hurting people, right? After all, it can be a violent sport. “Can be” is the qualifier you need to remember. Martial arts training isn’t about hurting people, though that can certainly happen when you get into a mixed ma…Read More

  9. Exercising Both The Mind And Body With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    When you think about martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you probably think about the physical aspect of it. That’s understandable...what you’re seeing is a physical sparring between two people who are trying to gain the upper hand. But it’s what you can’t see that really counts, especially in Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) classes. It’s a game of chess: Much of BJJ is about chainin…Read More

  10. Defense, Discipline, Exercise…Which Track Are You On With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    So when you step through the doors of SubForce BJJ, what are you looking for? What made you say “that’s for me, because I want to accomplish XYZ”? Here’s the good thing: When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training (or any type of martial art training) you don’t have to choose. Because you will get exercise, you will get better at defending yourself, and you will increase your disciplin…Read More