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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...
Eddie Bravo In-House Tournament
Before the great comedians of our time perform in sold out arenas, they cut their teeth in the small clubs where legends are formed like the Comedy Store or The Improv. Unannounced and uploaded with little fanfare, that's what watching the 10th Planet In-House Tournaments feel like. The audience is small...
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...
If you follow competitive jiu-jitsu, you were probably checking in on the IBJJF nogi Worlds this past weekend. This year brought 2500 competitors to Los Angeles, including the biggest names in the art. One of these names was Robert Drysdale, an accomplished coach and fighter. In an interview with FloGrappling,...
women's self defense
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...
Editor's Note: This article is part of a new "spotlight" series on youjiujitsu, where we showcase academies that are innovating in how they teach jiu-jitsu.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is changing. After more than one hundred years, you could argue it's breakthrough is only just now happening. Despite its proven effectiveness, it's been...
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...
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,...
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,...