Beginning BJJ: How to tie the belt

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One of the questions most frequently asked by students when beginning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is how do I tie my belt? Below is a video starring Gracie Academy Torrence instructor Rener Gracie who provides an in depth walkthrough of the 3 standard belt tying variations he employs at his school. The 3 belt tying variations are shown in order from … Read More

Beginning BJJ: What to expect from your first class

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So you’ve decided to take the plunge and you’ve prepared to take your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, what should you expect from your first class? Starting the class: Warming Up Most BJJ schools will begin their class with a warmup which will usually last between 5 and 15 minutes. A typical warmup would begin with the group jogging around … Read More

Beginning BJJ: How to prepare for your first class

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Perhaps the hardest step to make when deciding to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the first step, actually going to a gym and deciding whether to observe or participate in a class. From personal experience, it is usually fear of the unknown that prevents us from making that first step towards trying something new, perhaps if we had some insight … Read More