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  • Is Submeta Worth It? (Review)

    Is Submeta Worth It? (Review)

    Submeta.io is a great option for online BJJ learning from Lachlan Giles. It includes detailed instruction, interactive quizzes, and comprehensive troubleshooting sections at an affordable monthly price.


  • Jiu Jitsu Statistics

    Jiu Jitsu Statistics

    For some jiu jitsu statistics, these are the percentages of people that make it to each belt level in bjj: Blue Belt: 25% Purple Belt: 13% Brown Belt: 7% Black Belt: 5%


  • How Long Does It Take to Get Cauliflower Ear from BJJ? How Common Is It Really?

    How Long Does It Take to Get Cauliflower Ear from BJJ? How Common Is It Really?

    After a blow to the ear if it shows signs of swelling, fluid can build up and eventaully harden after 7-10 days.. If you are susceptible to cauliflower ear, you will likely see signs within the first 2 years of your bjj training. However, if you don’t notice any swelling or lasting damage to your…


  • Gi vs No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Which Is Better? Which Is Easier? Which One Should You Train?

    Gi vs No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Which Is Better? Which Is Easier? Which One Should You Train?

    There are benefits to training both: However, if you want a more fast paced, realistic, and wrestling-influenced type of training no gi bjj may be best for you. No gi has been rising in popularity and is certainly more popular in terms of viewership as well as its use for MMA. If you prefer a…


  • Can You Put a BJJ Gi in the Dryer? Gi Washing Basics

    Can You Put a BJJ Gi in the Dryer? Gi Washing Basics

    Yes, you can put your gi in the dryer. However, they can shrink slightly even if they say “pre-shrunk”. I do recommend putting gis in the dryer to better sanitize them. Another good recommendation is to get your gi slightly bigger and then machine dry it so it shrinks a little to your size.


  • How to Find the Correct Gi Size for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ultimate BJJ Sizing Guide)

    How to Find the Correct Gi Size for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ultimate BJJ Sizing Guide)

    To find your correct gi size you should take your measurements, review the brand’s gi size chart, and, if needed, reach out to the manufacturer directly to confirm sizing. If you are in between sizes you should buy the larger size since you can always shrink it by washing in hot water and putting it…


  • What Are the Different Weave Types for BJJ Gis? And Which One Is Best?

    What Are the Different Weave Types for BJJ Gis? And Which One Is Best?

    There are four main weave types that are used for BJJ (Brazilian jiu jitsu) gis. They are single weave, double weave, gold weave, and pearl weave. Single weave is more affordable and light weight, double weave is heavier and used more for judo gis. Gold weave is used more in traditional gis and is prone…


  • What Does GSM Mean in BJJ Gi’s: Breaking Down Fabric Weight and Quality

    What Does GSM Mean in BJJ Gi’s: Breaking Down Fabric Weight and Quality

    GSM stands for Grams per Square Meter. GSM measures the weight of gi fabric and affects various aspects of BJJ gis. Gis with a higher GSM are typically more durable but heavier, while lower GSM gis are lighter.


  • How Many Gis Should You Own Really? (Basic BJJ Gi Guide)

    How Many Gis Should You Own Really? (Basic BJJ Gi Guide)

    When starting BJJ one gi should do, but over time, if you train multiple times per week, 2-3 gis are optimal.


  • Should You Wear a Rashguard Under Your Gi in Bazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    Should You Wear a Rashguard Under Your Gi in Bazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    Yes, it is recommended to wear a rashguard underneath your gi for Brazilian jiu jitsu gi classes since it adds another layer of protection against skin infections. However, depending on preference and gym apparel requirements, you may also wear a T-shirt underneath your gi or go shirtless.