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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Really?

What is Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a combat sport and a martial art for people with all statures to learn how to defend themselves when attacked...
Rickson Gracie and Henry Akins

How to Get Better At Jiu Jitsu. Lessons From Rickson Gracie.

By Professor Henry Akins The training is all in your mind! For a long time in my training, like most people, I always thought I...

John Danaher Talks Triangle Choke

How The Triangle Choke Demonstrates Two Very Important Jiujitsu Principles Are you familiar with EBI yet? If not, you should check it out if you're...

These Chokes are About More than Street Cred

The art of Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), is applicable and beneficial in a surprising number of arenas, some of which could even be life or death...

Rolling off the Pounds with Jiu Jitsu

Losing weight with jiujitsu. People study jiu jitsu for any number of reasons. Some think they’re the next UFC champion, while other just might be....

Trying to Maintain Single Digit Body Fat?

There are a few people who don't struggle with weight, ever. Those who seem to have a metabolism that can't be slowed and can't be...

Keep Skin Infections like Staph, Ringworm, and Athlete’s Foot out of Your Jiu Jitsu

Jiu jitsu is an up close and personal sport. Rolling with your opponent means a lot of rubbing against that competitor—and that can mean a...

How to Get Bigger, Stronger Shoulders

Shoulders are big, powerful and built to carry a heavy load. They are also fragile, prone to wear and can simply give out. A good shoulder...

Strength Training Can Make You a Top Competitor…with the Body to Match

There’s no reason jiu jitsu players can’t look like Greek gods. Just take a look at any number of the top competitors. Many look...

30 Jiu Jitsu Instagram Accounts That Will Motivate the Hell Out Of You

If you're looking for a little extra motivation in between workouts and training, grab your phone and browse some of these jiujitsu Instagram accounts. You...

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