The Most Important 6 Submissions that White Belts Should Learn in...

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Just how many submissions (and their variations!) are there in brazilian jiu-jitsu?Dozens?Hundreds? So the question becomes which submissions should the beginning student of bjj concentrate...

Purple Belt a.k.a. “The Rolling Belt”

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Black belt Eddie Fyvie shares some thoughts on the purple belt in jiu-jitsu. Eddie Fyvie: Below are some tips, perspectives and ideas for progression at purple...

The 6 Sweeps You Should Learn First in Bjj

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Ask many bjj black belts what their favorite part of brazilian jiu-jitsu is and they'll tell you: Sweeps! One of the coolest things about bjj...

10 Types of People Who Quit BJJ

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If you have been at the same Jiu Jitsu academy for at least two years, you have likely seen many faces come and go....

Something That Pisses Off Upper Belts

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I recall a conversation with a white belt friend of mine who was one year into BJJ. He told me that he was rolling with...

Jiu-Jitsu Officially Announced As An Event For The 2024 Olympics

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History was made today as the International Olympic Committee announced the inclusion of jiu-jitsu in the 2024 Olympics.   For years there has been much debate...

The Meaning Of “OSS” Or “OSU”

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The use of "OSU!" or "OSS!" in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and other forms of martial art stems from traditional Japanese Okinawan karate. When looking...

The Value and Meaning of Stripes

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Many academies have a system in place by which they promote between promotions.  This is done by putting a little tape “stripe” on the...

According To Report: Average Male 4,000% Less Effective In Fights Than...

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The gist of the report: average male 4 000% less effective in fights than they imagine. It turns out that men like to talk...

5 Burdens of the New Big Guy in BJJ

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Just remember that nobody rooted for Goliath when David laid him out with a slingshot. Everybody talks about the plight of the smallest guy or...