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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...
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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...
track progress in bjj
Tracking progress in BJJ can be a daunting task. While there is no single best method to track progress in BJJ, there are a few things you can do to help gauge your overall growth in Jiu Jitsu. You are probably aware that BJJ takes years to get good and...
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,...
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...
injury in bjj
Injuries in BJJ are a fact of training. Whether you get injured in your first month or make it to blue belt without any major damage, you will inevitably face a serious injury if you pursue BJJ for the long haul. In fact, you would be hard pressed to...
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EDITORS NOTE: We are not affiliated in any way with the Yang campaign. Why MMA Fans Should Know About Andrew Yang If you watched the Democratic Debates last week. You'd be forgiven for barely noticing the Asian man without a...
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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,...
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...
returning to bjj
With the end of a brutal year in 2020, you are probably gearing up to meet your 2021 goals for BJJ. Whether you are starting BJJ for the first time, or returning from a COVID-induced hiatus, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain of...