Does Jiu-Jitsu Work For Women?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a beautiful natural art form gaining significant popularity. Whether Jiu-Jitsu for women works or suits them is a worry you may have, especially if you perceive yourself as having less physical strength than your would-be opponents or training partners.  If you live in London, ON, or the surrounding areas, the Gracie […]


Exercise Good For Your Mind, Is Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is an exercise good for your mind. As well as being a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques, BJJ has also been recognized for its mental and meditative benefits. In this blog post, we will explore how BJJ is an exercise good for your mind. […]

GBLondon Fall Seminar

FALL SEMINAR We have the privilege of bringing to our club in London the most exciting young Brazilian black belt to come out of Gracie Barra in recent years: Fellipe Trovo! Trovo currently teaches and trains under Romulo Barral at GB Northridge. He’ll bring concepts that have been working for their Californian team at the […]

Mental preparation for BJJ tournaments

The right focus at the right time. Bruno F. Fernandes. I’ve heard before that creating a competitive atmosphere inside a school is counter-productive. The reason is that you can’t learn new moves if you are constantly trying to outperform your training partner. Even though I respect this point of view, I will propose a different […]

7 reasons for a woman to start jiu-jitsu

Be yourself. For once at least, there is no need to dress to impress. In a gi, no one can even tell if you are in shape or not. To be bluntly honest, I have yet to see a woman who looks good in a gi. And I hope you will take it as a […]

What women want

You have to read this By Bruno F. Fernandes I recently thought about writing an article for guys, on how to train with girls. But I did not know where to start, so I decided to just ask them. The original title would be 10 tips on how to train with female teammates, or something […]

Natural Healing: Part 2

Recover faster and be ready for more. By Bruno Fernandes As already said in my previous post , any exercise is a stress to your body. Your organism has to deal with some degree with inflammation after your daily training routine. Stress and inflammation go hand-in-hand, and the balance is critical. Not enough stress and […]

Natural Healing: Part 1

boost to your immune system. By Bruno Fernandes. Any exercise is a stress on your body. And to some extent, stress is a good thing. We respond to it by growing stronger. However, a strenuous physical activity lead to a temporary impairment of your natural defenses. So if you are training hard often, a little […]