This first set of martial art advice is courtesy of Content Director Mikey Dillard. He’s trained in multiple martial arts, and is a black belt in taekwondo, but one of his favorites is Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He started training in college, and kept it up to this day. He’s currently a purple belt (BJJ belt ranking goes white -> blue -> purple -> brown -> black), and, although he describes training as “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” he is really enthusiastic about training, and was happy to answer a few questions!
1. What do I need to bring to Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
2. What can I expect to have happen during Brazilian jiu-jitsu class?
3. What are some misconceptions about Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
4. What’s basic etiquette for Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
5. What’s the best piece of advice you can give to someone who wants to take Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
6. What advice would you give to parents who are considering Brazilian jiu-jitsu for their child?
Want more advice? Our YouTube channel has more in-depth training tips in many martial arts, including our with Ricardo Liborio! (If you don't know who he is, look him up -- he's a living BJJ legend.)
That's all for now! If you have any more questions you'd like answered, leave them in the comments!