Brooke BJJ

My thoughts on the world and BJJ! Writer for White Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Ties That Bind In BJJ: Respect 

When people ask me about Jiu-Jitsu tournaments my first response is often about the respect level. It's hard to get someone who has never experienced Jiu-Jitsu or that has never been to a tournament to understand what that is like.... Continue Reading →

Whatever Jiu Jitsu Breaks, it Fixes in Other Ways. 

Since I joined Jiu Jitsu, many things about my life has changed. From broken toes becoming the norm and learning a little bit of Portuguese, along with changes to my health, free time, and shopping habits, Jiu Jitsu has changed... Continue Reading →

Adrenaline: Changing Fear to Excitement 

Jumping up and down, pacing the mats, and trying not to throw up is what you would have witnessed at my first Jiu Jitsu tournament. Nerves or competition anxiety as some people call it, is something that I've had to... Continue Reading →

Confidence: I Don’t have to Fear 

"I could take you in a fight", or "Come on, just fight me!"  are both things I commonly have people say to me in the hallway at school or in other social settings. Other kids know that I train in... Continue Reading →

It’s Important to Balance Jiu-Jitsu and Life’s Responsibilities

"We are often at war with ourselves. You have to find that balance between your heart and your mind." (author unknown) Finding balance in every aspect of your life is something a lot of people struggle with, including myself. As... Continue Reading →

Families That Train Together Are Happier Together! 

Every jiu jitsu practitioner knows that it's a time consuming sport. Whether you are a student athlete trying to balance school with jiu jitsu, someone trying to balance a career, or your are a full time athlete, jiu jitsu is... Continue Reading →

BJJ Survival: Being a Small Girl in a Small Town

Finding the right gym can be a challenge for anyone. Finding a place to train that has an instructor who's training philosophy lines up with yours, or that has people that you actually want to be around, can be hard.... Continue Reading →

Instead of Parties and Pep Rallies it’s the BJJ Podium 

I can remember as a little kid, going to the varsity sporting events at the local high school. I can remember always thinking, "I want that to be me!" I want to be the one on the court that everyone... Continue Reading →


As a competitive athlete in jiu jitsu, nutrition is important.You have to fuel your body with all it needs to keep up with long classes, fast runs, and intense workouts. Since my jiu jitsu journey started almost a year ago... Continue Reading →

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