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Three Reasons to Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I typically don’t like to talk arts down.  I sincerely believe that every art has it’s benefits, and every...

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How to Recognize Progress (Epiphany) In Your BJJ Training

A young student recently mentioned that despite now wearing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt he had felt no “epiphany”...

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BJJ Hygiene

If you never grappled before and BJJ is new to you, you need to understand that hygiene is really important...

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BJJ Passivity vs. Activity – The Culture of Watching

My friends, challenging yourself is living. Bring on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Yes you could sit and watch other people do...

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BJJ Belt Ranking Discussion

A Few Words About Rank Every so often we’re faced with the question of what the belts mean. And...

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Make Your BJJ Training Effortless

You’ve been practicing the sweeps all evening and finally it’s time to roll. You’ve been looking forward to the...

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Differences in “Brazilian” Jiu-jitsu and “Gracie” Jiu-jitsu?

I’ve noticed a few messages floating around the interwebs promoting this idea that “Brazilian” Jiu-jitsu and “Gracie” Jiu-jitsu are...

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Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are so many ways to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There’s position training, there’s slow-flow training, there’s technique drilling, there’s...

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Intuitive Dynamic Progress Evaluation (or trust your instructor)

While the great Saulo Ribero has a famous book that categorizes technique by belt rank, there’s no such official...

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BJJ Bucket List

I noticed recently a couple of Brazilian Jiu­-Jitsu “bucket lists” making the rounds on social media. The lists include...

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Finding an Appropriate BJJ Instructor

You can develop a pretty good collection of moves from studying all the ripped off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu DVDs and...

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Does Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Need to Be An Olympic Sport?

Judo, before it was severely limited and stream-lined into a sport that could easily be refereed, and matches moved...

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