Boosting Performance and Avoiding Injuries in BJJ with Effective Pre- and Post-Training Routines

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In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the physical demands placed on the body require an intentional approach to training that encompasses both on and off-the-mat practices. To achieve optimal performance, prevent injuries, and ensure longevity in the martial art, incorporating effective pre- and post-training routines is essential. At Marcus Soares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, our expert instructors are […]

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. […]

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 […]