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BJJ tips for beginners and black belts alike. This category covers all tips related to BJJ training, etiquette, and more.

CBD is slowly becoming an alternative for people seeking relief. You may see CBD products in grocery stores or gas stations, or maybe your favorite jiu-jitsu athlete picked up a sponsorship. But should you be supplementing with CBD? What is CBD? Cannibidioil (CBD) is one of over a hundred chemical properties...
Instructors: Stop Grabbing Peoples Limbs to Put Them in the Correct Position. Try Teaching Instead.
Try Teaching Instead And now for a BJJ Instructor Tip: TRIGGER WARNING: All hate mail can be sent to support@youjiujitsu.com I'm working a new choke from closed guard the other night. The BJJ instructor, a black belt who just started teaching, is walking around giving pointers. I'm a little confused about hand...
99% of BJJ Black Belts and Coaches have never heard of this method On June 3rd, 2018 Marcus Almeida Buchecha made his return to the IBJJF competition scene and won his 5th world title, smashing the previous record of BJJ Legend, Roger Gracie. Some say that this was the best...
Anyone who's spent time on the mats knows the struggle of figuring out what to eat for their BJJ goals. If you socialize before or after BJJ class, you’ve likely heard someone discuss the Paleo diet for jiu jitsu. Although it is not the first diet of its kind, the Paleo...
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 like that...
Distraction and misdirection are underrated concepts in BJJ. But if you go back and watch the old Gracie In Action videos, you'll see that guile has always been a part of the game. The Gracies were big on feigning front kicks to set up takedowns, or slaps to the...
bjj competition
You may not own an academy, or even be an instructor. But from time to time, you're thrust into the position of BJJ coach. There could be many reasons. Maybe your coach got tied up in another match, or maybe you're coaching a friend, or a brand new student. Like...
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...
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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,...
using your head in jiu jitsu
Far more than just being the thing that holds your brain, the head is tragically underused in BJJ. But skilled players have learned how to use the head like a third arm or leg. Conversely, if you've ever had a person use moves like, "the shoulder of justice" on...