This started as a blog about training together as a family, in part to inspire other women & families to get involved. As female participation in jiu jitsu has increased, as we have grown as athletes and as we learned that families training together aren’t such an anomaly, the blog has evolved. Jen gets personal with posts on ambition, challenges & achievements in BJJ, CrossFit & with nutrition, while Tom's posts are more educational, informative and analytical in regards to training. On occasion you may hear from the kids.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jiu Jitsu Moms, I need your help!

I would love to create a video honoring BJJ Moms and their reasons for training.  I will share it on our blog with the goal of inspiring other moms.  For more information and to participate visit our new and improved site at

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Interested in Training BJJ

New post by Jen at our new site

This $20 bag helps Hunter feel prepared for class and showed him that we value his training.

Read other ways we have helped to keep our kids training consistently for more than 3 years at our new and improved site

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Follow us at

Family Matters has officially moved to  Our goal is to be a resource for families who train, or are thinking about training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Please update your bookmarks and links and begin following us at the new site.