Confusion often surrounds the topic of strength training for the martial arts. There are generally two schools of thought on the subject. One school states that weight training is detrimental to martial skill acquisition because the excessive tension held in the muscles will reduce the fluidity of movement, thus robbing one's technique of speed and power. The other school says that strength training done correctly and as a complement to the martial skill training will increase the contractile strength of the body without sacrificing flexibility, the end result being improved speed and power.
Our goal is to make the amazing self-defense system, sport & martial art called jiu-jitsu known to as many people as possible in our community. Everybody knows karate and judo. But not everybody has heard of jiu-jitsu, whether it be a more traditional style or a more sport oriented style like BJJ. We created this blog to help the public understand what jiu-jitsu is all about. We believe that many people would benefit from jiu-jitsu … only if they knew.