Many people contemplate getting involved in martial arts, but hesitate to do so because they do not know where to begin. Your best option will be to start with research. You really cannot go wrong with research, as it will provide you with everything you need to know about the types, accessibility, availability, and requirements.
Unless you’ve been under a rock since the first UFC competition then you’ve seen BJJ shoot from a niche sport to a global phenomenon. There’s BJJ gyms in basically every major city, competitions are aired on streaming services like UFC fight pass and acai sales are through the roof. If you’re considering taking up BJJ, but aren’t sure what kit you’re going to need to buy, then keep reading because we’ve broken it all down for you.
Combat sports are an ever-changing landscape of fighters, with new names popping up constantly. All fighters have heart, and all fighters have talent, yet of all the fighters who have stepped up over the years, there are some who stick in our minds, who changed the way we think about the sports we love, and who are truly inspirational to today’s generation of martial artists.
A couple of weeks ago we covered Muay Thai in our Brief History of Martial Arts series, which has a long and storied history in itself, as well as being the main stand up martial art used in MMA due to its effectiveness. This week we’re going to cover the other side of the coin and look at the ground fighting element of MMA, which more often than not means Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.