Category: Training


How to buy your first BJJ Gi

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Arete Malta gi buying guide

You’ve signed up for BJJ classes, you’ve gone through the basic moves but now you want more out of your training. Like Arete, most academies divide their classes into No-Gi and Gi. This is because the BJJ Gi is super important in BJJ for the grips it provides and the new games it opens up,

Safety first, Homie!

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

Most of the fatal accidents occur at home. Most of the good stuff in life happen in BJJ. This time the most awesome martial arts blog digs into the essential protective equipment needed in Jiu-Jitsu. Although it’s an art form where combatants don’t try to obliterate opponents like Mike Tyson there are reasons why you still

Tap out before you pass out.

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

The last post was about berserking as a dreadful way of life and how it just shouldn’t be your cup of tea. Emphasis is this time very much related to the previous topic: the importance of tap out. Tap out is something you might forget to do before it’s too late or something you might

Berserking is a BIG NO NO!

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

I thought that warriors of this kind were long gone. But so it happens I have found a few from the magnificent Malta! It’s very natural when you’re in the middle of something new and adrenaline is running like a wombat. It’s easy to fall into the darkness of berserking. Adrenaline rush might make you

Video: Beginner’s Course Finale – March 2017

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

Yesterday we had the last session of the beginner’s course. This was the first time when the beginners and the advanced guys trained together. We decided to threw a bit special sessions for the new guys. The session was a ton of fun. You can check out the recap video of the session below.

BJJ Gi materials explained

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

There’s a broad range of materials to choose from when buying a BJJ gi from BJJFightGear, not to mention plenty of debate about what the best material is to use. It can, therefore, be confusing to decide which gi material to go to. When choosing which material, it’s worth considering your budget, what stage of

Andy Acuff visiting Arete BJJ Malta

By Arete BJJ Malta,

Archived blog post from old aretemalta.com website

One of our goals for this year is to get at least four black belts teach us new tricks. This week we had a first ever Black Belt visiting us  – Andy Acuff. Andy contacted me a few days ago and asked to come and train with us. Andy is backpacking in Europe. He  found us