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. […]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belts – Their Meaning And Progression

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from most other martial arts in that belt rank is something that simply does not come rapidly in BJJ. In most schools, the average student will work for years just to get their next Brazilian jiu-jitsu belt rank. This has a lot to do with the fact that in BJJ the ability […]

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 […]

Jiu-Jitsu Training: Gi vs No-Gi

Updated June 25, 2019 The 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are Gi and No-Gi, and just as the name implies, one form (the original and most common form) uses a traditional “kimono” or gi, while in the other practitioners wear shorts and a rash guard.  Most grapplers who train in BJJ train in the traditional […]

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 […]