How Often Should You Train BJJ?

How Often Should You Train BJJ | Citadel Iowa City

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & coach) Posted: 4/15/24 Key Takeaways How often should I train BJJ: Start with 2-3 training sessions per week when you first begin to learn the basics and adapt physically to the new workout. Optimal BJJ Training: Training 4+  times per week is optimal for learning BJJ at a […]

Is BJJ good for Self-Defense? | Citadel BJJ

Is bjj good for self defense

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & Citadel coach) Posted: 3/26/24 Introduction Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has surged in popularity not just as a competitive sport but also as a highly effective form of self-defense especially since Royce Gracie in 90’s. Its emphasis on grappling, ground control, and submissions sets it apart from other martial arts, […]

8 Benefits of Training Jiu-Jitsu | Citadel BJJ

8 benefits of training jiu jitsu | Citadel BJJ Iowa city

8 Benefits of Training Jiu-Jitsu | Citadel BJJ | Enrolling your child in BJJ at Citadel BJJ is a gift of valuable life skills, self-defense knowledge, and a healthy, creative outlet.

Adult Wrestling Classes in Iowa City | Citadel BJJ

Adult Wrestling Classes In Iowa City

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & Citadel coach) Introduction Wrestling is not just a sport; it’s a discipline that builds strength, agility, and confidence. At Citadel BJJ in Iowa City, we’re excited to offer adult wrestling classes designed to cater to both fitness enthusiasts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners looking to enhance their grappling skills. […]

6 Reasons Why Cops Should Train BJJ

Integrating the provided information into the existing blog structure enhances the narrative by adding depth to the discussion on why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is essential for law enforcement training. Below is an adjusted version of the blog that incorporates the insights shared by law enforcement officer Joe Lestina and BJJ black belt James Kelly, focusing on the practical benefits and necessity of BJJ training for police officers. 6 Reasons Why Cops Should Train BJJ

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & Citadel coach) Introduction Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is not merely a martial art; it’s a critical skill set that every law enforcement officer should consider adding to their arsenal & workout routine. My name is Logan, a fundamentals coach, and assistant kids coach at Citadel BJJ in Iowa City, […]

Beginner BJJ Classes for Women in Iowa City

Women BJJ in Iowa city | Citadel

Key Takeaways Women-Only BJJ Classes: Citadel BJJ offers specialized classes for women every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM, led by Coach Claire Leighton, a skilled purple belt. Empowerment Through BJJ: These classes are designed not just to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but to empower women through self-confidence, physical fitness, and mental […]

The Top Gyms in Iowa City

Best Gyms In Iowa City area

Introduction Iowa City’s fitness scene is as diverse as it is vibrant, catering to a wide range of interests and fitness levels. Whether your focus is on martial arts, traditional gym workouts, or the calming practice of yoga, there’s a place for you. My name is Logan, a fundamentals coach and assistant kids coach at […]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Etiquette | Citadel BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Etiquette

By: Logan C. (BJJ Purple Belt & Citadel coach) Updated: 3/11/24 Key Takeaways: Personal Grooming: Keep nails trimmed to prevent injuries. Gi/Gear Maintenance: Regularly wash and clean your Gi; it’s a sign of respect and hygiene. Respect Gym Rules & Traditions: Different gyms have unique etiquette; always inquire and adhere. Health Awareness: Stay home if […]

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