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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 might recognize some of these but the list goes on and on, full of inspiration to keep you in the zone.   @mattdarcygjj @mattdarcygjj - Before we get to the big...
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UPDATE: In the original article, we mistakenly reported that Galvao had previously tested positive for PEDs. This was not true. Galvao has been tested and passed PED tests in IBJJF competitions in the past. We have updated the story and apologize to...
The Debate is Over At this point, denying that BJJ is essential for women's self defense feels like denying the earth is round, which is apparently actually a thing. There's simply a mountain of evidence showing that women have employed the gentle art to destroy larger, stronger opponents. Of course, there...
maeda sensei, considered the forerunner of modern BJJ
When I herd that Jose Padilla of Narcos fame was producing a film centered around Mitsuyo Maeda, Rickson Gracie, and the origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I was pretty stoked. After all, BJJ has a pretty cool history. More than one, depending on who you ask. And that's the problem. When I read the...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do jiu jitsu while high?  Well, you certainly aren’t the only one. A search through BJJ forums and reddit posts reveals that many new players are curious as to whether using cannabis will impact their game.
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Bruce Lee is undoubtedly one of the most influential martial artists of the modern era.  Known in popular culture for his stylized acrobatic kung fu seen in “Enter the Dragon,” Many BJJ players wonder, did Bruce Lee know BJJ?
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If you’ve spent any time on the mats, you’ve probably noticed many hilarious aspects of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  We’ve compiled (#) of the most hilarious BJJ memes on the internet to keep you entertained throughout the grind. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not all fun and games.  I think we...
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 lot of things rubbing off on you, things you don’t want like MRSA, ringworm, athletes foot, and even a type of herpes. Prevention is vital,...
Once the initial honeymoon with BJJ wears off, most practitioners come to a very harsh realization: getting really good at jiu jitsu requires a long-term lifestyle change and a ridiculous amount of sacrifice.  Ultimately, to fully pursue jiu-jitsu you will likely need to find a job or...
Getting Tapped is Part of the Process My first few months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu were like most people's: they kinda sucked. New students sparred from day one, usually against other new students. It was a military town, with a lot of young, tough men coming through. We literally had a...