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If you’ve spent any time on the mats, you’ve probably noticed many hilarious aspects of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  We’ve compiled (#) of the most hilarious BJJ memes on the internet to keep you entertained throughout the grind. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not all fun and games.  I think we...
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...
Ah, Reddit BJJ, aka subreddit or simply r/bjj. A strange fusion of everybody you've ever trained with. It's your mentor, your training partner, the guy you can't stand, and the new kid who just said something incredibly stupid. All at the same time. The r/bjj subreddit has become a staple...
5 Best Tips To Avoid Bad BJJ Gyms If You Are Not Sure
While everyone’s journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unique and different, there is no denying that a bad BJJ gym culture can completely ruin your time on the mats.  Whether you are looking for competition, self-defense, or just general exercise and fun, finding a gym with solid values and...
How The BJJ Red Belt Became a Political Weapon That Will Change Jiujitsu History
A few years ago jiu-jitsu fans were given a real treat. A feel good moment that quickly made the rounds across the internet. Rickson Gracie, one of the most beloved figures in the art, was awarded his red belt, making him one of a handful of men alive to...
jiu-jitsu podcasts
These days there's a podcast for everything. From niche television shows to gratuitously gruesome true crime exposes, there are currently over 700,000 podcasts right now. If you're looking to stay on the mat even during your commute, here's a list of jiu-jitsu podcasts to give a listen. The Raspberry Ape...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do jiu jitsu while high?  Well, you certainly aren’t the only one. A search through BJJ forums and reddit posts reveals that many new players are curious as to whether using cannabis will impact their game. As it turns out,...
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 costs until...
Once the initial honeymoon with BJJ wears off, most practitioners come to a very harsh realization: getting really good at jiu jitsu requires a long-term lifestyle change and a ridiculous amount of sacrifice.  Ultimately, to fully pursue jiu-jitsu you will likely need to find a job or career that...
maeda sensei, considered the forerunner of modern BJJ
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...