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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.

airman rolling no gi
One of the first questions any potential BJJ student will have is how much does jiu-jitsu cost?  The obvious costs include membership and apparel. However the additional costs include competition and travel, as well as injuries and time. Many people don't see the full spectrum of jiu-jitsu...
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?
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...