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cross-training-for-bjj
Cross-training for BJJ is one of the hottest topics when it comes to improving your grappling. In fact, this seemingly straightforward topic sparks a big debate, depending on who you ask and what you mean by BJJ cross-training. We’ve decided to address the overall issue of cross-training for BJJ, including...
top-bjj-gear
Whether you are just starting BJJ or earning your black belt, having the best BJJ training gear is a must-have for committed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. BJJ training equipment comes in a range of prices and many brands to pick from. The proper BJJ training gear ensures that your training...
mma-grappling-vs-bjj
Header image: "Ottawa BJJ Open 2012 (Sun)" by SLImagesCa is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 MMA and BJJ are both popular and effective martial arts. Given the history of MMA and the prominence of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the early Mixed Martial Arts events, it is easy to misunderstand the differences between MMA grappling...
tapping-upper-belts
  A recent post in the BJJ Fanatics Facebook group about a two-stripe white belt bragging about submitting a two-stripe purple belt has sparked lively discussion online about the topic of lower belts tapping upper belts. The consensus is that the white belt should probably calm down, check their ego, and...
injury in bjj
Injuries in BJJ are a fact of training. Whether you get injured in your first month or make it to blue belt without any major damage, you will inevitably face a serious injury if you pursue BJJ for the long haul. In fact, you would be hard pressed to...
returning to bjj
With the end of a brutal year in 2020, you are probably gearing up to meet your 2021 goals for BJJ. Whether you are starting BJJ for the first time, or returning from a COVID-induced hiatus, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain of...
track progress in bjj
Tracking progress in BJJ can be a daunting task. While there is no single best method to track progress in BJJ, there are a few things you can do to help gauge your overall growth in Jiu Jitsu. You are probably aware that BJJ takes years to get good and...
heel hooks in ibjjf
If you’re plugged into the current BJJ metagame, you probably know that No Gi, sub-only is one of the biggest competition formats. You are also probably aware that in IBJJF, heel hooks have been banned, until now. With the leg lock game in full swing at the highest level, most...
cop-uses-bjj-in-mount
In a recent video that surfaced on Reddit, an Atlanta cop uses BJJ to safely break up a bar fight.  Ultimately, the cop sweeps and controls one of the perpetrators and stopping the altercation without any physical harm to anyone involved. https://www.reddit.com/r/bjj/comments/k3o316/officer_uses_bjj_to_pacify_a_person_and_everyone/ Sequence breakdown of cop using BJJ Based on the video...
quitting-bjj
If you have trained BJJ for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the fact that people quit BJJ constantly.  There are many reasons for people quitting BJJ.  Realistically, all of us grapplers will face one or several of the hurdles that cause many to fall off...