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BJJ Culture

BJJ culture covers all things non-BJJ that aren’t directly related to news or competition results.
From BJJ memes to Instagram accounts – we’ll cover it here.

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If you’ve attended your first BJJ class, there’s a chance you heard the word ‘Oss’ spoken out loud.  ‘Oss’ is a common term thrown around within certain BJJ subcultures.  While most people don’t know the origin of ‘Oss,’ it’s often used in quite a few contexts. In this article, we...
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Pretty much every martial art is chalk-full of superstitious traditions.  Perhaps one of the most gut-churning pieces of “traditional wisdom” is the notion that you shouldn’t wash your BJJ belt, ever. The “don’t wash your BJJ belt” belief stems from the idea that the...
Ah, Reddit BJJ, aka subreddit or simply r/bjj. A strange fusion of everybody you've ever trained with. It's your mentor, your training partner, the guy you can't stand, and the new kid who just said something incredibly stupid. All at the same time. The...
Here's the 5 Reasons Why You're Going To Be Painfully Stuck At BJJ White Belt
So, you’ve tried BJJ and you’re sold on it.  Regardless of whatever sparked you to start training, you are likely wondering what it takes to learn and level up in BJJ to earn your blue belt.   Most people aren’t training to be stuck at a BJJ white...
Here's Why China is Not Ready to Learn the Truth About Fighting MMA vs Tai Chi Match Exposes Everything
Style vs style debates seem almost retro to modern American fans of MMA and its component skills.  Popular Instagram feeds such as @mcdojolife are dedicated to the mockery of ‘LARPy arts.’ However it appears that not everyone is up to speed... as a number of MMA vs...
Use These 3 Jiujitsu Training Tools When Training To Get The Most Benefit
"20141012_0139" by Wolf Pictures is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  With Jiu-jitsu, it's often said that the best way to get better is to just show up. While this is true there's something to be said about how you, as an individual, learn things best. If you've...
5 Best Tips To Avoid Bad BJJ Gyms If You Are Not Sure
While everyone’s journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unique and different, there is no denying that a bad BJJ gym culture can completely ruin your time on the mats.  Whether you are looking for competition, self-defense, or just general exercise and fun, finding a gym with solid...
Instructors: Stop Grabbing Peoples Limbs to Put Them in the Correct Position. Try Teaching Instead.
Try Teaching Instead And now for a BJJ Instructor Tip: TRIGGER WARNING: All hate mail can be sent to [email protected] Nothing against this guy. Had to use someone for the picture. "20141012_0143" by Wolf Pictures is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
How The BJJ Red Belt Became a Political Weapon That Will Change Jiujitsu History
Source: jiujitsutimes youtube A few years ago jiu-jitsu fans were given a real treat. A feel good moment that quickly made the rounds across the internet. Rickson Gracie, one of the most beloved figures in the art, was awarded his red belt, making...
jiu-jitsu podcasts
These days there's a podcast for everything. From niche television shows to gratuitously gruesome true crime exposes, there are currently over 700,000 podcasts right now. If you're looking to stay on the mat even during your commute, here's a list of jiu-jitsu podcasts to give a listen.