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Jiu Jitsu Culture

A different facet to the BJJ Heroes website, this “Jiu Jitsu Culture” segment tries to shed light on a few of the subjects that jiu jitsu athletes and enthusiasts follow and that make grappling a unique sport.

Veganism in Jiu Jitsu

Plant based diets are one of the fastest growing food habits in the jiu jitsu world. With this piece we uncover the veil on the vegan lifestyle used by some of the world’s top grapplers. Their struggles, the benefits and the taboo’s surrounding veganism.

Jiu Jitsu Masterclass in Sunny Spain

Training camps are one of the most talked about facets of the jiu jitsu lifestyle often preached by grappling practitioners. In this article we go through the running of one of Europe’s most successful training camps, the Vieira Bros Summer Camp, produced by Fight Zone London.

Famous Jiu Jitsu Quotes

Quotes by some of our sport’s heroes, to be recorded in our history. Some of these are inspiring and poetic, others… Not so much. After all, this martial art was built on the backs of fighting men, not philosophers.

BJJ Dirty Dozen

The “Jiu Jitsu Dirty Dozen” is a name often used to describe the pioneers of the Brazilian grappling style outside its country of origin. Find out who these extraordinary gentlemen were here.

The Gauntlet (Belt Whipping)

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) “The Gauntlet”, or in Portuguese “Corredor Polonês” (Polish Corridor) often abbreviated to “Corredor”; is a traditional ritual/initiation process in which the person being initiated is whipped by his fellow training partners, who use their own jiu jitsu belts for the thrashing process.

Unlikely Villains

A quick look at the villains in Brazilian jiu jitsu culture. The reasons and the consequences of the vilification of some of the sport’s biggest names, from the Gracie’s to the new schools of the sport such as Mendes and Bravo.

When Should Kids Start Practicing Jiu-Jitsu?

Parents who are Brazilian jiu jitsu enthusiasts often wonder, “when is it the right time to start my kid on BJJ?”. There are many factors to this equation, but BJJ Heroes contacted a psychologist with years of experience dealing with toddlers, children and teenagers to answer the question. Find more here.