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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.

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...
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...
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...
wash bjj belt
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...
hand shake in BJJ
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...