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Every school has its way of doing things when it comes to warm-ups. Some schools do vigorous calisthenics, some practice tumbling, and movement, and others flow roll until they're warm. While all of these have their merit, it's not uncommon for the routine to grow stale. A good...
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UPDATE: Tom Fogarty replied to our request for a comment, his full statement is below. We have yet to hear from FloGrappling. All of the pent up anger hiding under the surface at FloGrappling, an expansive streaming service with exclusive rights to stream IBJJF...
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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...
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    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,...
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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...
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...
It's a running meme in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that the new year brings an influx of new students hoping to make good on their new years resolutions. Gym owners are fully aware of this, and savvy ones will be offering specials for new signups. If you're one of the many people...
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...
It's another massive fight week in Vegas. A championship fight tops the card, and the next contender will be decided in the co-main event. I can't help but think that regardless of who emerges as the champion and his next challenger, the real winner will be jiu-jitsu. Several years ago,...
Getting Tapped is Part of the Process My first few months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu were like most people's: they kinda sucked. New students sparred from day one, usually against other new students. It was a military town, with a lot of young, tough men coming through. We literally had a...