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  • What's The Difference Between Gi & Nogi Jiu-Jitsu?

    What's The Difference Between Gi & Nogi Jiu-Jitsu?

    If you’ve been creeping on Jiu-Jitsu and thinking about it for a while you have probably heard the term "GI" (pronounced: G-EE) versus "Nogi" Jiu-Jitsu a lot. While it may sound very foreign (because it is), simply put it's the same art in different clothes. The GI is the traditional “Karate” uniform. Kimono with the belt as pictured below ๐Ÿ‘‡ Nogi looks more like “Super Hero” attire ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธ Spandex shorts, leggings, and top: "Why wouldn’t you just train one?" Solid question; it comes down to preference. A BETTER question is what are the Pros/Cons of each? I've provided a short list as follows: GI PROS: โœ… • Grips • Way more ....

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  • "I Don't Have Any Athletic Background.  Is Jiu-Jitsu For Me?"

    "I Don't Have Any Athletic Background. Is Jiu-Jitsu For Me?"

    This is a very common question; typically amongst….well nerds. You know the type. The "Peter Parkers" of the world. ๐Ÿค“ And just like there was no PT "Pre-Req" for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man there is absolutely no physical barrier to entry with Jiu-Jitsu. ๐Ÿฅ‹ In fact, there are lots of ways the “jocks “of the world have a harder time sticking with Jiu-Jitsu then the nerds do. ๐Ÿคฏ When someone has 5+ years of athletic experience.....they have a pretty solid base of movement and understanding of how the human body works. What they DON'T understand is the leverage and physics that make Jiu-Jitsu so effective! ๐Ÿงช It’s the typical example between the guy ....

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  • I've Got An Injury From HS.....Can I Still Train Jiu-Jitsu?

    I've Got An Injury From HS.....Can I Still Train Jiu-Jitsu?

    HECK Yes! There are students on our mat every single night who are working around dozens of various injuries. Could be a wonky leg from that final football game in college ๐Ÿˆ , ormaybe that nagging lower back pain that never seems to go away. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The Reality is that too many people are putting limitations on themselves that don’t belong there. ๐Ÿ›‘ Now.....technically we have to tell you to make sure you consult a doctor before doing anything like this. ๐Ÿ™„ But as your soon to be coach…..”Just EFFING do it!” ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿ—ฃ Jiu-Jitsu is GROUND FIGHTING for crying out loud. The gravitational force on your joints is greatly reduced, and YOU control how hard ....

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  • How Long Do I Need To Train Before I Can Compete In Jiu-Jitsu?

    How Long Do I Need To Train Before I Can Compete In Jiu-Jitsu?

    This is a great question! ๐Ÿ˜Š Theoretically you don’t need to have any training experience to enter a Jiu-Jitsu competition. You could simply visit the organization's website, pay the entry fee, show up and get wrecked. ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ A better question is "How much grappling experience do I need before I can feel prepared for my first Jiu-Jitsu tournament." ๐Ÿ’ก And Metro Jiu-Jitsu we recommend three months. Now, the nature of the white belt is you COULD end up across from someone in your brackets who has been training Jiu-Jitsu for 12 months, and also wrestled throughout high school. Pack a lunch, you're in for a long match. ๐Ÿฅ™ But if you wait until you are good enough to dominate ....

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  • What is Jiu-Jitsu? Is it like Karate?

    Is Jiu-Jitsu like Karate? No. In fact, not really at all. Karate for one, is a striking art (punches, kicks, etc) Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art. (Throws, takedowns, chokes, joint locks, etc) Jiu-Jitsu involves using leverage and physics so a smaller opponent can beat a larger opponent. Karate involves punches and kicks in the air against……well nobody. In 99% of cases you are not sparring against a resisting opponent. Unless of course that somebody is a perforated piece of flakeboard, in which case……then yes. ๐Ÿ˜ Jiu-Jitsu is the single best self-defense for anybody! It involves live sparring every single class. (So you are familiar with full contact in ....

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  • Metro Jiu-Jitsu Podcast: Marijuana, Alcohol, Hygiene, Quitting Your Job & Healthy Living

    Metro Jiu-Jitsu Podcast: Marijuana, Alcohol, Hygiene, Quitting Your Job & Healthy Living

    - What's up everybody? Coach David here. - What's up, I'm not sure. I didn't know where I was for a second, we're going live on like, five different platforms. - You got a lot of different cameras, you know, there's this one app that you can actually like, rotate, it will change so that it's looking at us then it will automatically switch gears between. I'ma look at this one. - Okay. - I can scan I suppose. - All right. - I can scan. You know, how you doing today Professor? - Doing awesome, amazing. - Great. So, we got questions. - All right. - And you're excited about the first one. - Yeah, I really am. - Okay. I need to know, so the first question is, ....

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  • Interview With Professor Danny Alvarez - 5 Time Jiu-Jitsu NoGi World Champion

    Interview With Professor Danny Alvarez - 5 Time Jiu-Jitsu NoGi World Champion

    - What's going on. Good morning. And this is Coach David here with kind of a virtual version of our podcast. I'm the only one in the Eastern time zone on this podcast this time. Coach Moe is still in Texas, of course. We have Professor Alvarez. How you coaches doing today? - Good morning. - Good morning. Doing great. Glad to be on with you guys. - Absolutely. I appreciate your time, man. So we are, I'm really, I mean, we talk about you a lot on our podcast of course, in class. And so it's nice to kind of be able to pick your brain, especially after seeing you at the world tournament this weekend. So how are you feeling after worlds, coach Alvarez? - Well, relieved, relaxed, ....

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  • Metro Jiu-Jitsu Podcast - ADHD & Firearms

    Metro Jiu-Jitsu Podcast - ADHD & Firearms

    - All right this is what happens. Yeah. Okay. Now, we're actually going live and I'm glad I caught this before we got into the questions. You guys just missed all of our banter about our early morning episode, but you guys caught it on coach Mohammed's page. So that's the benefit you get for following him. So we've got, we got some questions. I don't know if we're going to be able to get, to all of these, but let's, tell you what you choose your favorite one first. I know my favorite one. - Let's start with yours. I'm still waking up. - Okay. - I'm in slow motion. - All right. Okay, All right. So let's do, let's do, let's start with how much do I need to train? That's an easy ....

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  • METRO JIU-JITSU PODCAST - Competition For Your Child

    METRO JIU-JITSU PODCAST - Competition For Your Child

    (upbeat electric music) - What's up, everybody. Welcome back to another podcast with Metro Jiu-Jitsu. I'm coach David. - Coach Mohammad. Good morning. - And so we got some good questions. Did you work out this morning? - This morning, I did not. I did have my shake though. - Did you? The beet juice? - I had some, no, no beet juice. - No beet juice? Okay. All right. Okay. (chuckles) He's just, you know, it's always, I wonder what he's going to walk in with. You know, next, He always has something new to try. - Yeah. - So - You like making fun of me with my shakes? - Ah no, I'm just, I'm jealous. So that's a defense mechanism. That's all it is. - Cause you know the ....

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  • METRO JIU-JITSU PODCAST - Jiu-Jitsu In The Real World

    METRO JIU-JITSU PODCAST - Jiu-Jitsu In The Real World

    - All right, we're going live. What's up guys? We're back with our podcast. It is nameless. On another podcast we'll probably do probably do, let's name it or something. I don't know. Give a gi away to someone who wants to name it. How are you feeling, Coach? - Feeling sleepy. - Sleepy? You know how I feel you never get enough sleep? I always feel like, 'cause I tend to, I'm pretty diligent about when I go to bed. And I feel you just. You're, you know what I really, I genuinely love about Arabic culture? I really, really do love this, and I'm selfishly envious of it, is you guys just like, every night's a party. I'm literally in bed, dozing out half falling asleep. It was all right. ....

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