Jiu-Jitsu 101: Your Basic Belt Guide for Jiu-Jitsu


Jiu-jitsu is currently practiced and enjoyed by 3 million people as you are reading this. This is more than an athletic sport, it is a type of grappling martial art that relies on motion and strategies akin to chess to defeat an opponent. This means that with the right moves, you can succeed and win […]

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an Excellent Martial Art

People practicing jiu-jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that has grown in popularity in recent years. It is a great way to get in shape, learn self-defense, and have fun. With its grappling-based techniques and strategies, it is a great choice for anyone looking for an effective way to stay fit and protect themselves. BJJ has […]

Japanese Jiu-Jitsu vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Key Differences

japanese Jiu-Jitsu vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are both effective martial arts, but they have distinct differences. Understanding the differences between the two styles can help martial artists decide which style is best for them. In this guide, we go over the major distinctions between the two sports and how both can benefit you. What is Japanese […]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Versus Jiu-Jitsu: The Main Differences

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Versus Jiu-Jitsu: The Main Differences The term “jiu-jitsu” is derived from the Japanese terms “Ju,” which means “gentle,” and “Jutsu,” which means “art.” The Samurai of Japan employed it on the battlefield. Even though they were heavily armoured, the martial art came in handy when they weren’t on horses and had to walk. […]

My Hero, Master Marcus Soares – An Essay by Ben Paquette

Benjamin Paquette, an eleven year old student to Scheer Martial Arts, owned by Troy Scheer. Troy Scheer, one of Master Marcus’ affiliates in Saskatoon, Canada. Benjamin was asked to write an essay about his hero, he decided to dedicate his essay to Marcus Soares. Benjamin visited our Yaletown school in Vancouver, BC during January 2019. […]

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, A Modern Self-Defense Method And Sport Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ for short) is a martial art, a combat sport, and a self-defense method that originated in Brazil in the early part of the 20th century. A direct descendant of Kodokan judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling art that focuses on taking the opponent to […]

Marcus Soares Words of Wisdom – 45 Years of Studying “The Art of BJJ”

Marcus Soares Words of Wisdom 45 Years of Studying “The Art of BJJ” Jiu-Jitsu was created over 2,500 years ago, by the Monastery Monks with very deep knowledge of the anatomy of the Human Body.  They developed techniques of self defense to protect themselves against aggressors with no intent to hurt them. The art travelled […]