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A BJJ Exercise Guide for Strength, Conditioning & Stretching
Oct 15, 2020
For those who practice BJJ, strength, conditioning, and stretching is homework. Class time is for being a sponge that takes in all of the knowledge being presented from the teacher. It is time to focus on BJJ. However, competitor or not, white belt or black belt, complementary strength and conditioning training is highly recommended to add to your skillset...
The Ultimate List of Wellness Products
Oct 11, 2020
There are a wide variety of wellness products on the market. Each product offers different health benefits and promises to meet your vitality needs but how do you know which ones are best? Wellness products vary across a range of prices and scientifically tested or holistic approaches.     We have sifted through the supplements to find some top tips for...
Unearthing The Origins & History Of BJJ
Oct 08, 2020
​The history of BJJ is one that is not to be skipped out on. BJJ is one of the world’s fastest-growing martial arts that has incorporated all ages, walks of life, and reasons behind starting the sport that ranges anywhere from fun, fitness, stress relief, defense, and community. The history of BJJ is a little more complex - which isn’t a bad thing.
The Definitive BJJ Guide to Belts and Ranking
Oct 08, 2020
The Definitive BJJ Guide To Belts and Ranking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t mess around when it comes to their ranking system and belts. BJJ is by far one of the most strict with their system than any other martial art. There are only a few belts, meaning that immense amounts of time will be spent earning each one. Sometimes, you may even question if you...
Ultimate Pumpkin Spice List
Sep 24, 2020
If you haven’t already heard, it’s pumpkin spice season. Pumpkin spice and everything nice has upped its game for 2020. We aren’t trying to say that you MUST HAVE these, but… you must have them.    To start us off, we have:   TALENTI PUMPKIN PIE GELATO:  This talenti flavor is going to quickly become a favorite that you’ll wish they carried year round. It...
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Social Media Realness
Sep 24, 2020
We can’t deny that we have been learning so much about social media recently and ironically enough, a lot of that information is being soaked in through social media. Social media is deeply ingrained in many categories of our lives and it is up to us to decipher what our relationship with social media should look like. The Netflix documentary, “The Social...
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Fall in San Diego: 2020 Edition
Sep 24, 2020
The heat still may be with us for a little bit longer, but September 22nd marked the first official day of fall! Plus, the pumpkin spice and halloween movies have already started to make their way into our days. It’s important to acknowledge that fall in San Diego looks a little different this year during the COVID-19 era that we are undoubtedly...
Last Rep, Best Rep Myth
Sep 24, 2020
Have you ever had a workout that was hurt so good and you were just rocking through the whole thing? It’s time for your last set and then it’s time for the last rep of that set. The infamous phrase, “last rep, best rep” comes out as you come out from under the barbell after working that last set of bench presses.  Here it is:  A massive amount of lifting...
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How to Create Your Morning Routine
Sep 24, 2020
  RISE & SHINE!   Morning and routine: two words that together are not typically exciting to most people. But, we want to challenge that. Have you ever thought about the impact of your morning routine? Let’s remind ourselves now that a morning routine is very individualized and it is not something that we can create for you. However, we’re here for the...
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TBC Member FAQS
Aug 25, 2020
We are offically reopening on September 14th! Okay, okay - we want to make sure you roll into the club knowing all there is to know.      1.What if I want my membership to remain frozen? Please make sure you contact your primary gym location, contact information below, and fill out a freeze form by 9/10 (Freezes can take up to 5 days to process). ...
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San Diego's Best Rooftop Lounges
Aug 20, 2020
The nightlife / industry scene may not be the most ideal right now, but our San Diego weather is. Many restaurants / bars have gone above and beyond with creativity to make sure they can still bring an enjoyable yet safe experience. Need a little wine and cheese? Or a little tequila with some lime? A splash of the best parts of the early 2020 nightlife...
Celebrities who do BJJ
Aug 20, 2020
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more common among celebrities than you may think. It is the perfect mental and physical workout. You may be surprised by just how many celebrities practice BJJ regularly and start in the height of their careers to reap all the benefits. Let us know which ones surprised you.    1.Joe Rogan UFC commentator and podcaster extraordinaire,...
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How to Host A Virtual Dinner Party
Aug 20, 2020
How to Host a Virtual Dinner Party   It’s about how you bring people together when they’re apart.   Connection is at the heart of people (most of them) and something many of us are yearning for right now. Dinner parties can still happen and should still happen!    What’s on the menu: So glad you asked -- let’s chat about food first. People have a lot going...
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Hydrate the Right Way
Aug 20, 2020
The gist:  If you’re getting enough sleep, maintaining stress levels, eating fairly well, but still feeling unfocused or tired during the day, then you may be... *drum roll please*... under hydrating.    You may not even realize that you’re under hydrating, but the lasting effects of skimping out on water can catch up to you sooner rather than later. Based...
Tips for BJJ Beginners
Jul 20, 2020
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to BJJ. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. BJJ is a new world of technique, culture, class structure, and social dynamics. You will find yourself doing a lot of trial and error - fun, right?    1.Consistency We bet you’ve heard a thousand times that consistency is key. Well *insert shrug here*. Figure out when training...
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Top Tips for Delegation
Jul 20, 2020
We’re all always trying to do the most, right? Does that sound a little bit familiar? We’ve socially constructed this immeasurable need to always be doing something, to be doing it at 110% and that “if you want something done the right way, then you have to just do it yourself”. Let’s challenge that a little bit, shall we?    Delegation is one of the most...
Fitness + Physical & Mental Health
Jul 20, 2020
The world is facing a time in history unlike any before - social revolution and pandemic in one. Stay-at-home orders have challenged some of us physically, some mentally, some financially or some a combination of the three. As we are continuously reminded of how important our health is (both mentally and physically), fitness is one of the best ways to stay...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. Judo
Jul 20, 2020
Ahh, one of the ultimate questions in the grappling world -- what is the difference between Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There’s usually a follow-up question along the lines of -- which one is better? Before putting the two through the ringer for best, we first must understand the uniqueness of both. Judo and BJJ are both incredible forms of combat sports...