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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.

Editor's Note: This article is part of a new "spotlight" series on youjiujitsu, where we showcase academies that are innovating in how they teach jiu-jitsu.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is changing. After more than one hundred years, you could argue it's breakthrough is only just now happening. Despite its proven effectiveness, it's been...
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,...
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...
If you follow competitive jiu-jitsu, you were probably checking in on the IBJJF nogi Worlds this past weekend. This year brought 2500 competitors to Los Angeles, including the biggest names in the art. One of these names was Robert Drysdale, an accomplished coach and fighter. In an interview with FloGrappling,...
Nick "Chewie" Albin, the cooler older brother we never had, recently had a candid conversation on his YouTube channel about a little disscussed topic in BJJ culture: When it's time for a coach to sanction an ass whooping. You're not better than us, we're just being nice. Jiu-jitsu in 2019 works...
With last weeks news that Netflix is making a new BJJ "origin film" people everywhere are curious to see what take on the art's controversial history the new movie will adopt. And while we have yet to see a BJJ documentary with as high of a production value as what...
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...
black gi in parking garage
    Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Matt Mizell, Chief Instructor of Evolution Training Academy in Bakersfield, CA How often have you been watching a movie or television show, and that one epic fight scene comes on and you think, “Wow,...
bjj-ringworm
There's a certain satisfaction you get from a hard night of training. Maybe you got tapped out a bunch of times, or maybe you ran through people. Either way, you did it. You took part in something that 90% of the population is unwilling or unable to do. Something...
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...