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BJJ culture covers all things non-BJJ that aren’t directly related to news or competition results.
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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...
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,...
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...
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,...