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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.

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...
bruce lee bjj
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
Smart Thinking or Poor Sportsmanship? Legend has it that while backstage at UFC 1, Rorion Gracie was explaining the tournament format to the fighters one last time. Someone asked him if they were permitted to bite each other. Rorion spread his arms magnanimously and said, "Gentlemen! We're not animals." In jiu-jitsu,...
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...