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Strength or skill
Strength or skill
08 Jul
BJJ Blog

As you train jiu-jitsu, you will inevitably want to push yourself more and to get better and better. Even if you’re just there to learn self-defense and to stay healthy, you will almost certainly experience a moment when you are frustrated with some fault that you recognize in yourself. As a white belt, most of these faults will be a lack of training—you simply don’t know the techniques well enough. This may hinder your ability to perform them correctly or it may translate into an inability to defend against them.

Synergy
Synergy
24 Jun
MMA Blog

Not everyone comes to jiu-jitsu class simply to defend themselves or to get in shape. Many people hope to train to become a world-class fighter who can compete professionally. In some cases, this may involve training for sport jiu-jitsu tournaments. In other cases, fighters may want to focus on learning jiu-jitsu to become better mixed martial arts (or MMA) fighters.

Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi
17 Jun
MMA Blog

As you develop as a jiu-jitsu fighter, you will likely begin to look at the world in a slightly different way. Particularly for students who are new to martial arts, the study of jiu-jitsu may lead to a greater interest in exploring not only the techniques of the discipline, but also the philosophy that undergirds it. 

Staying sharp during down time
Staying sharp during down time
07 Jun
BJJ Blog

Many of us have spent a lot of time at home for the past two years. Though blanket lockdowns are largely a thing of the past, most people will still have to make decisions about the level of risk they are comfortable with when it comes to potentially exposing themselves to the virus. For example, people who are immunocompromised or caring for someone who is going through a procedure that leaves them severely weakened (like chemotherapy) are going to be far more cautious than a young and healthy person who is living on their own.

Firas First Lessons
Firas First Lessons
01 Jun
BJJ Blog

Coach Firas Zahabi from Tristar Gym in Montreal teaches mixed martial arts classes. While he incorporates several disciplines to give his students a well-rounded understanding of different martial arts, he still feels that jiu-jitsu gives students the foundational tools they need to effectively defend themselves. Consequently, new students typically begin learning jiu-jitsu on their very first session. As he explains in the below video, he tends to then move on to boxing, to striking marital arts that use both the arms and the legs, and finally wrestling.

Wounded Egos and Self-Control
Wounded Egos and Self-Control
26 May
BJJ Blog

One of the skills that gets developed as you practice any martial art, particularly jiu-jitsu, is self-control. To outside observers, this may seem strange. They see martial arts as a glamorization of fighting. They may even believe that a martial art like jiu-jitsu is nothing more than a street brawl set in a controlled environment. 

Getting started in Kickboxing, particularly – Muay Thai
Getting started in Kickboxing, particularly – Muay Thai
20 May
MUAY THAI Blog

Though Muay Thai is a very different fighting style when compared to jiu-jitsu, there are a lot of similarities between the two. Regardless of the martial art you ultimately decide to learn, you will be better at defending yourself when you walk out of the gym on your first day than when you walked in. For that reason, learning any martial art will give you more confidence. Furthermore, all fighting is going to wear you out. Whether the style relies primarily on striking, as is the case with Muay Thai, or grappling, as is the case with jiu-jitsu, you will be exhausted at the end of class.

How MMA Works
How MMA Works
28 Mar
MMA Blog

Many of my clients ask me this question once they come into the gym for an introductory class. How Dose MMA Work? What is MMA? My answer usually goes as follows… MMA (mixed martial arts) is a martial art created to overcome the reality of one on one hand to hand combat. 

What is a Low Leg Kick?
What is a Low Leg Kick?
28 Mar
MUAY THAI Blog

The Muay Thai Low kick is one most effective kicks to lean. If perform well it will stop an attacker dead in his tracks.

10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School
10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School
20 Mar
MMA Blog

10 Things To Look For When Choosing An MMA School Deflecting the Front Kick and Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. …

The Most Common Question I’m Asked By Students: Is Flexibility Important For MMA Training?
The Most Common Question I’m Asked By Students: Is Flexibility Important For MMA Training?
20 Mar
MUAY THAI Blog

The Most Common Question I’m Asked By Students: Is Flexibility Important For MMA Training? By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS The Most Common …

Calm Body Equal Calm Mind: The Power Of Breath In MMA
Calm Body Equal Calm Mind: The Power Of Breath In MMA
20 Mar
BJJ Blog

Calm Body Equal Calm Mind: The Power Of Breath In MMA By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS One of the first things a …

Heavy Bag Workouts The Lost Art
Heavy Bag Workouts The Lost Art
20 Mar
Kids BJJ program Blog

Heavy Bag Workouts The Lost Art By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS Let’s face it running on the treadmill and peddling on a …

What is a Front Kick in MMA?
What is a Front Kick in MMA?
20 Mar
MMA Blog

What is a Front Kick in MMA? Deflecting the Front Kick and Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS What …

What is the Kimura Transition?
What is the Kimura Transition?
20 Mar
MMA Blog

Kimura Transition Understanding Elements of MMA By KRU DR. JONESLY THEUS What is Kimura?: Named after Masahiko Kimura, a Kimura is an …