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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...
Learn BJJ history and culture with these Jiu Jitsu documentaries. Get our list of the best BJJ documentaries and movies online.
govhack red carpet awards 2017 by govhack australia
Well, this is awkward. You'd be surprised who you run into on the mats. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students training in a small town, there is probably only a couple jiu -jitsu schools to choose from. Since jiu-jitsu attracts all sorts of people, it’s not...
What is Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a combat sport and a martial art for people with all statures to learn how to defend themselves when attacked by great adversaries using proper techniques. For beginners, it can be a thorn in the side to differentiate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, and Tae Kwon Do. However,...
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...
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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,...
ibjjf rules
One of the most annoying cliches in jiu-jitsu is the guy proudly proclaiming, "Bro, I don't even know the rules! I just go for the submission!" This is silly when you think about it. How many baseball players do you know say, "I don't even know the rules, I'm...
mark zuckerberg competes in gi brazilian jiu jitsu - Facebook CEO mark zuckerberg medals at BJJ tournament
It's 2023, you wake up and hear the news, then immediately feel like you have been seriously lacking in the BJJ department. Mark Zuckerberg has just won a gold and silver medal in a local white belt tournament.  You heard that right, Zuck, the man half the world can thank...
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...