Choosing the right Jiu Jitsu Academy

I have a lot of friends that are moving or traveling in the near future so I wanted to write a post to help them and my readers that might find themselves in a similar situation. It’s suck moving or traveling for extended periods of time and having to find a new Jiu Jitsu academy. Often the academy where you begin your Jiu Jitsu journey is like a home away from home and after a few years your training partners

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Joining a Jiu Jitsu Association

In my post instructor progression I talked a little bit about what an association head was and some of their duties. So now I want to touch more on Jiu Jitsu associations because it is a big topic that affects all levels of academies. From the little academies starting out all the way to the bigger ones that have produced multiple world champions. This article is going to be a little bit heavier on definitions and describing exactly what associations

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Training in Japan

I’m going to start off saying that my trip to Japan started as a joke to a friend. He’s lived in Tokyo for a few years along with his family and I just happened to message him out of the blue. After messaging back and forth through email for a while I decided to be funny and say that I would come and visit not thinking much of it until my friend actually invited me to come. I would have

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