5 Reasons Girls Should Participate in Jiu-Jitsu Training


While boys commonly go to martial arts to learn self-defence and participate in competitions, girls should also do the same. Surprisingly enough, not many girls do so, whether it be because girls don’t think they’re capable of such feat or assume that such sports are for boys. Regardless of the reasoning, martial arts like Brazilian […]

What You Should Expect From Your First BJJ Class

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

There are a number of reasons why you might decide to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, whether it’s as a hobby or in order to defend yourself. You may have seen it on TV during a UFC fight, or maybe you’ve heard about it from a friend. Regardless of your reason for wanting to learn the discipline, […]

Why Stamina Plays a Big Role in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing around the world, but what is it? It’s a way to take down your opponent – no matter their size or strength. In Canada, many gyms offer classes for people who want to learn the art of BJJ. It also comes with physical demands – including speed, strength, and flexibility. Stamina […]

Helpful Tips for Jiu-Jitsu White Belts to Level Up Faster


In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), your white belt is the first step on a long journey. It’s daunting work, but the rewards are very satisfying. You’ll want to start training right away and improve as fast as possible, but it’s more important to take your time. When you’re first starting out, you’ll find it frustrating to […]

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 […]