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BJJ, Ethan Benda, Fitness, goals, Jiu Jitsu, resolutions, Tom DeBlass, Weight Loss -

Less than 30 days ago, you were taking stock of your life and your fitness goals and like millions of people around the world, you stated that 2018 was going to be your year.  You were going to lose the weight you've been meaning to lose for the last year or more.  You were going to get in better shape this year.  Who knows, maybe you made a New Years resolution to start BJJ and begin your journey to black belt.  Whatever the goal or resolution was, we are now well into 2018 with January nearly over and BJJ Fanatics...

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academy, ADCC, BJJ, challenge, Competition, diet, fitness, goals, gym, half guard, IBJJF, Jiu Jitsu, techniques, Tom DeBlass -

In the journey to black belt, you will spend many, many hours and years on the mats honing your skills.  Over that time, many things can impact your ability to remain at the same BJJ academy or gym you may have started at.  Often times, we are forced by work, family, school, or some other reason to make the always difficult decision to find a new academy.  Or if you are currently contemplating starting BJJ, you may want to take a look at some of the things that will make sure you find the right place that will help you...

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academy, Berkut BJJ, BJJ, competition, goals, grappling, jiu jiteiro, Jiu Jitsu -

The reasons that a person may walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy and gym can be as varied as the people themselves.  There is really no standard reason, although there are a number of common threads.  Many people are looking for a way to get in shape.  Some are looking to gain confidence and they understand martial arts as a way to achieve this goal.  Others might be seeking some self defense skills.  Through BJJ a practitioner will achieve all of these goals and more.  Each will take time and some will take more focus than others, but all...

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BJJ, Fitness, goals, Jiu Jitsu, New Years Resolutions, resolutions, strength, Tom DeBlass, Weight Loss -

Well it is now 2018 officially.  That means there's another holiday season in the books.  The endless days of holiday eating and closed BJJ academies are also over.  It's time to begin working on that New Years resolution that most of us make every year to get into better shape.  Whether your goal is to lose weight, one of the most commonly uttered resolutions for millions of people every year, or to get stronger, or to just simply look better and be more healthy, BJJ Fanatics has you covered. Let's take a look at a few reasons why things may...

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BJJ, exercise, Fitness, Goals, Healthy, Jiu Jitsu, New Years Resolutions, resolution, resolutions, Tom DeBlass, Weight Loss -

With the holidays upon us and the end of 2017 nearing fast, this is the time we reflect on goals and resolutions we made at the end of 2016 and measure our successes and the areas that we came up short in this year.  Millions of people every year make grand statements about life changing goals, but sadly, many never follow through.  Let's take a look at some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu related resolution ideas and put a plan in place to make sure that 2018 is the year that you step out of the less than 10% of people follow...

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