As of this month, we’re selling açaí at Haven BJJ. In this blog we’ll give you a speed course into understanding açaí. This is a topic I’ve become an expert in over the years as açaí is one of my favorite snacks.  THE BASICS Let’s start with the pronunciation: As-Sa-E and not AKAI! Now we got …

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BJJ and skin infections: Prevent, recognize and recover

An annoying occurance within contact sports are skin infections. Most infections are caused by bacteria (impetigo, cellulitis) or fungi (ringworm, athlete’s foot). In this blog, you’ll learn how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Additionally, we’ll teach you to recognize the most common infections and provide some tips to get back on the mat …

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Gabriel Rollo Leo Vieira and Thiago Abreu

CheckMat BJJ

As a proud affiliate of CheckMat BJJ, we’re excited to introduce you to the incredible legacy and achievements of this world-renowned BJJ team. In this article, we’ll delve into what makes CheckMat BJJ so special, as well as the connection of our team at Haven BJJ to this legacy. THE UNRIVALED LEGACY OF CHECKMAT BJJ …

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Why is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Called ‘Brazilian’ Jiu Jitsu?

Why is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Called ‘Brazilian’ Jiu Jitsu? Curious why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is named ‘Brazilian’ and not just ‘Jiu Jitsu’? Let’s explore the origins of this distinctive martial art. In the early 20th century, Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese judoka, traveled to Brazil and taught the Gracie family the foundations of what would become …

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BJJ Rotterdam

BJJ Rotterdam

Training BJJ in Rotterdam? Haven BJJ, the place for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Rotterdam, is located right in the city center, just a five-minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station. If you’re looking for a place to train BJJ in Rotterdam, Haven BJJ is the right choice. But what makes Haven BJJ so special? Besides its convenient …

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Starting BJJ

Are you ready to start BJJ? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our instructors have taught the basics of BJJ to hundreds of beginners. Here are the three most important tips for beginners: TIP 1: STAY CALM This is crucial. Many people go into fight-or-flight mode when they start sparring. The big secret is …

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