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The BJJ Transfer Student Although I wish I could train under the same instructor from white to black belt, life has moved me around over the years. The upside of this is that I've visited quite a few BJJ schools. I've really dialed in what I want from a school,...
andrew yang mma
EDITORS NOTE: We are not affiliated in any way with the Yang campaign. Why MMA Fans Should Know About Andrew Yang If you watched the Democratic Debates last week. You'd be forgiven for barely noticing the Asian man without a...
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...
flograppling instagram
UPDATE: Tom Fogarty replied to our request for a comment, his full statement is below. We have yet to hear from FloGrappling. All of the pent up anger hiding under the surface at FloGrappling, an expansive streaming service with exclusive rights to stream IBJJF...
One of the most annoying cliches in jiu-jitsu is the guy proudly proclaiming, "Bro, I don't even know the rules! I just go for the submission!" This is silly when you think about it. How many baseball players do you know say, "I don't even know the rules, I'm...
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...
bjj-changed-life-meme
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...
Well, this is awkward. You'd be surprised who you run into on the mats. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students training in a small town, there is probably only a couple jiu -jitsu schools to choose from. Since jiu-jitsu attracts all sorts of people, it’s not...
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 like they could fit in at a bodybuilding competition just as well as they do at a tournament. Just remember, though, that these athletes aren’t...
Rickson Gracie and Henry Akins
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 had to train with the best and the toughest guys to improve and get better.  Then one day after talking with Rickson I realized my...