What some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ

What do some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ? Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) has a few surprising participants. Everywhere you go, at your office, the local coffee shop, even family Christmas lunch (yes – your ridiculously fit Aunty you only see once a year is probably hitting the mats once a day, which means …

The moment you’ve been waiting for…

You’re walking up a hill when suddenly it becomes oddly quiet. It’s a dirt track and it has been consistently inclining for a good 10-minutes. It’s hurting, your lungs aren’t paying off your oxygen debt and your muscles are throwing knives at your brain. The desire to rest is as real as the day you first saw your bank balance …

How to lead others so they can lead in their own lives

As instructors at Shugyo, we’re trying not only to be good leaders ourselves, but also to help our students to develop into good leaders in their own right. So, you may rightfully ask, what makes a good leader?   Leadership qualities have been at the centre of every locker room, boardroom, water cooler and dining table discussion this week. If …

Operation Gita

Cyclone Gita - Kingdom of Tonga - Category 4/5 - Tuesday 13th of February 2018 - 530am… DevastationYou have an opportunity to help our Shugyo Family and the wider Community in Tonga right now by providing much needed funding to Shugyo HQ’s Operation Gita. This Project will see much needed funding support so we can literally assist with a clean-up effort ...

Endurance

Sitting in a small airport in Istanbul, Pita Taufatofua, a former taekwondo athlete, tries to calm his breathing. As he remembers his epic 6-hour taxi ride across five countries that got him here, he begins to come to terms with the fact that his Olympic journey will not make it to Winter. Ataturk Airport is not a reflection of the …

How often should you be training?

Many new students often ask how often they should be training.  There are 2 separate answers to this question.  The answers depend on your current goals in martial arts as well as the type / fighting style of martial art you are doing. If your goal is competitive martial arts fighting, such as MMA or jiu-jitsu, the answer is as …

Shugyo Training Tips

As with all things in life you must work hard to learn a new skill. Taekwondo is no exception, but good quality instruction can really speed up the learning process. We at Shugyo would like to share our practice tips with you. Please remember it is very important to do some basic stretching before and after your workout. Stretching is …

10 Reasons you should consider a martial art

1. Socialisation Skills Training in a group is a great opportunity to meet new people. The casual atmosphere people enjoy during sports, combined with partner practice makes it very easy to bond with others. It´s not uncommon that the friendships you make in training will last for years to come. 2. Goal setting Setting goals and following through to success …