Is Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone?

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Jiu-jitsu is not for everyone. There.  I said it. I’ll bet a ton of people are getting super mad and getting ready to tell me how...

The Best Detailed Way To Finish Opponent With Americana With Braulio...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWGdu8XU-No

Embrace your Frustration

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I was chatting with a new teammate recently. During the conversation he mentioned just how frustrating jiu-jitsu is, and paradoxically just how much he...

Don’t Misinterpret Beginners Class Coach’s Actions as Sexist

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I came across a Vice article titled "Why Women Need Self-Defense Classes of Their Own," by Meg Mankins, which details the sexism she encountered...

5 Poor Life Decisions We Make For The Love of...

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For some strange illogical reason, rolling around on the ground with other grown adults in sweaty pajamas can lead to poor life decisions. Many of...

The Value of Ego

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Ego is natural and normal, and a healthy ego is very helpful in training. Very often I hear people talk about ego as though it’s...

The 11 Realities of The White Belt Whimpers

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There is a lot of talk about the "Blue Belt Blues," but the plight of the white belt has often been overlooked. The road...

Video: Watch Paralyzed BJJ Athlete Brian Freeman Compete at NAGA

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Renzo Gracie Blue Belt and disabled wheelchair athlete Brian Freeman competed in both the Gi and NoGi divisions at NAGA Myrtle Beach on August...

Your True Opponent is Yourself

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One of my training partners has been a very consistent competitor on the Southern California tournament scene for the past year. As a white...

5 Quotes From Fight Club That Apply to BJJ

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Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club and its movie adaptation has brought up many points and questions that many men face regarding happiness, purpose in...