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SLOW YOUR ROLL! A Whitebelt Guide to Calming Down

There’s something a bit infamous (yet kind of true) about a lot of white belts out there — and that’s that they love a bit of a takedown… sometimes a bit too much. Which is why many a white belt will often hear the words “calm down”, “relax”, and “breathe”. The white...

TIPS FOR NEW-STARTERS

There’s a lot to learn when entering a new environment. Stuff flies over our heads sometimes — it happens easily. But, today, we’re going to help you by providing you with all you need to know about the etiquette at Kaizen Lab Jiujitsu. Particularly, if you’re...

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’...

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