Jiu Jitsu Will Teach You To Love Your Body No Matter...

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People get into jiu jitsu for all sorts of reasons. While learning self defense is pretty high up on the list of things that...

Ian Matuszak, BJJ Practitioner with Cerebral Palsy, Earns His Blue Belt!

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This past Saturday was a special day for Ian Matuszak at the Longo & Weidman MMA gym in Garden City. Over 200 people including MMA...
IBJJF Manila

3 Changes The IBJJF Should Consider

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So recently there has been much talk about the state of Jiu-Jitsu competition in relation to the benefits competitors gain. I am specifically talking...
Tom DeBlass

Ask DeBlass: The Most Important Moment in Your Competitive Life is...

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As a member of a very elite group in the sport of BJJ, the high-level, black belt competitor, Professor DeBlass understands the importance of...

Jiu-Jitsu Is Not For Everyone

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Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone! I’m sure almost everyone has heard this statement, but how much truth is in this? Is Jiu-Jitsu really for everyone?...

Gracie Breakdown: Watch What Happens When Wounded Warriors Learn Jiu-Jitsu

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Jiu-Jitsu saves lives! In the inspirational Gracie Breakdown video below, we see what happens when brave United States military veterans start training Jiu-Jitsu at...

Jiu-Jitsu Depression

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Jiu-jitsu always makes us feel great, right? While this may be true to an extent, we all have some bad days in the academy. Many...

When We Stop Teaching Jiu-Jitsu and let it Teach Us

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A couple of years ago I had the chance to witness one of the most influential moments of my life while at a Jiu-Jitsu...

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...

Bullied Teen Charlee Funes Talks About Her First Day Back At...

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Three months ago middle schooler Charlee Funes was brutally bullied and received a scholarship from Rener Gracie to join the Gracie Bullyproof program. If...