WHAT TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR FIRST BJJ COMPETITION

Entering BJJ competitions can be nerve-racking, no matter if it’s your first or your fifteenth. It’s awesome and memorable to participate in one. Whether you win or lose most of your battles — the fun is in the game. Win or lose: you come out generally worn out and...

5 WAYS TO JUMPSTART YOUR BJJ BEGINNING

So you’ve started, or are thinking of starting, your martial arts journey with Brazilian jiu jitsu? Exciting! While our classes can be taken for fun, self-defence, and for those thinking of competing, every journey comes with a certain amount of commitment as well as...

AM I TOO OLD TO START BJJ?

This is a question we get a lot at Kaizen, and the straight answer is: no, age is irrelevant to the practice of BJJ! Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art accessible to all as long as you can take the time to appreciate it. Whether or not you’re thinking of getting...

WHY YOUR COMPANY SHOULD SPONSOR BJJ CLASSES

Most people know that exercise can be hugely beneficial to your day-to-day life — including your work life. But not everyone knows that some companies place Brazilian jiu jitsu so strongly on their radar that they have sponsored BJJ classes for their employees’...

GETTING BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS

Kaizen Lab members might’ve noticed something different walking back through the jiu jitsu doors (if you have so just yet!). Almost every single person has been out of the game for quite some time. Unlike the usual reasoning – hectic month at work, travel, Doritos by...

WHY BJJ IS TAUGHT FOR WOMEN’S SELF DEFENCE

Almost all fights end up on the ground: it’s just the reality of things. Brazilian jiu jitsu, a martial art largely focused on battling your opponent floor-bound, comes in as a massive helping hand — particularly for those who are smaller in size or weaker in...