The MMA Guru

Hi, I’m Nick aka The MMA Guru. I started training Muay Thai in 2013 and fell in love with many other forms of Martial Arts ever since, so much so that I decided to create this website to share my love of the martial arts. This site is a go-to resource for MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts. Learn more about me here.

Hayabusa Goorudo V3 Gi Review

As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner with many years of experience, I greatly emphasize picking the right gi for my daily training and competitions. I’ve worn countless gis over the years, with some being better than others. From the vintage old-school Atama gi to the legendary Tatami Estilo 5.0 up to Kingz Balistico, I have had …

Hayabusa Goorudo V3 Gi Review Read More »

John Danaher: The Legendary BJJ Coach

There are many reasons why I look up to John Danaher, one of the most influential jiu-jitsu instructors I have studied. Although he did not compete professionally because of injuries, his innovative teaching style, and passion for continuous improvement set him apart. His journey is also inspiring for both competitors and teachers in the space. …

John Danaher: The Legendary BJJ Coach Read More »

Sanabul Essentials V2 BJJ Gi Review

Sanabul’s Essentials V2 Gi is one of the most popular entry level Jiu Jitsu gis on the market. Let’s see how it stacks up against the competition. Price: $$ out of $$$$$ (Up to 50% cheaper than other well known brands)Material: 100% CottonSizing: A0-A4Fabric: 350 gsm weaveWhat I like: It’s a budget-friendly entry-level gi with …

Sanabul Essentials V2 BJJ Gi Review Read More »

Gold BJJ Foundation Gi Review

Picture this: you’re on the mats, giving it your all in a heated grappling session, when suddenly, an irritating itch on your neck interrupts your flow, courtesy of your subpar BJJ Gi. Frustrating, right? Worry not, my fellow jiu-jitsu aficionados… The Guru is here with the ultimate solution to your BJJ wardrobe woes: Gold BJJ’s …

Gold BJJ Foundation Gi Review Read More »

Jocko Willink: BJJ and MMA Highlights

John ‘Jocko’ Willink is a retired Navy SEAL officer, author, entrepreneur, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt.  Early Career and Military Service Willink became a student of BJJ under Fabio Santos during his military service in Iraq. Fabio Santos trained under Rolls and Rickson Gracie, two of the most revered disciples in the sport. …

Jocko Willink: BJJ and MMA Highlights Read More »

What Is The Gracie Diet?

Carlos Gracie is a prominent figure and trailblazer within the MMA community. After mastering Jiu-Jitsu from Count Coma, another notable material arts figure. His real name is Misuyio Esai Maeda. He was a Judo representative from Japan who migrated to Brazil to spread the Jiu-Jitsu fighting style.  Gracie trained for three years with Maeda until …

What Is The Gracie Diet? Read More »

The Best Finger Tapes for BJJ

In Jiu Jitsu, the minute you put on the gi, anything can happen. All it takes is one fast unexpected move from your opponent, and your fingers or toes can get snagged and easily injured. That’s why you see most big name BJJ athletes training with finger tape. Finger tape for BJJ helps provide support …

The Best Finger Tapes for BJJ Read More »

The Best Kids BJJ Gis in 2022

Is your kid starting to get into Jiu Jitsu? Then it’s super important to pick up a BJJ gi that they will actually enjoy wearing in class! Martial arts are an amazing way for kids to learn discipline, humility, and self defense. But if your kiddo doesn’t like the look and fit of their gi, …

The Best Kids BJJ Gis in 2022 Read More »

Does Muay Thai Have a Belt System?

Most martial arts use belt ranking systems. Take Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, and other Japanese and Korean martial arts for example. But, there is one martial art that is slightly different… Muay Thai is a traditional martial art practiced in Thailand, and it does not subscribe to the belt ranking system.  How Are …

Does Muay Thai Have a Belt System? Read More »

The Best Jump Ropes for Boxers

When it comes to boxing training, you want equipment that is going to help you reach the next level. You also want equipment that you can count on to last.  Jump ropes are one of the best tools to incorporate into a workout routine. They help you build strength, speed, and stamina for boxing. There …

The Best Jump Ropes for Boxers Read More »

Scroll to Top