5 Tips For Getting Older in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The adage “Never quit” is common in Jiu Jitsu. This means you don’t ever stop training. Yet when we grow older we seem to have many injuries, habits or life events that make us stop. It’s nothing personal it’s simply what happens. Not everyone has the time when they have kids. Not everyone has the…

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To compete in BJJ or not to compete?

It is said that a small percentage of BJJ practitioners compete in BJJ and Submission Grappling events. There are several reasons to compete… – Competition can make people more focused on tightening their game. – Competition can forge bonds. – Competition can develop teamwork and it can help us learn how to win and lose.…

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5 Ways To Spice Up Your BJJ training

Five ways to spice up the BJJ Blues. Jiu Jitsu is one of the greatest arts we know. But sometimes we may get the bjj blues. We may not have time to train. We may hit a plateau. We may get injured. We may even at time get bored or stuck in a rut. Have…

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Flying. Armlock. Damn.

Here is a very very high amplitude flying armlock: “And so we have a deja-vu from the Paris Grand Slam. Zebeda Rekhviashvili again produced a perfect flying juji… what an athlete!! Video courtesy of European Judo Union” I hope you enjoyed it. And please be careful to ever try a flying armbar like this. Blog…

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Stop Holding Your Breath in BJJ (Easy Drilling Tip

Check out this video By Chewy: “Have you ever found yourself just constantly holding your breath in BJJ? Have you ever had one of your coaches to tell you to breathe but never really offer any advice on how to do that? Here’s a tip that’s helped me. I was a notorious breath holder when…

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GSP Coach On BJJ Team Loyalty

Former UFC Champion Georges St. Pierre’s (GSP) MMA coach who happens to also coach BJJ talks about BJJ loyalty. Coach Zahabi of Tristar Gym gives his take about how some schools can take team too far. he speaks on how some coaches won’t show strangers “that much”. It’s quite interesting as he also fields questions.…

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Sweep Experiment: John Danaher, Ryan Gracie and Renzo Gracie

Here is an old Gem of a video featuring The Deathsquad Coach of Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, and Eddie Cummings at Renzo’s school in New York. Coach John Danaher is seen here experimenting with a butterfly hook sweep. If you watch many of Danaher’s athletes this is actually a very useful sweep. In fact against…

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In BJJ: Must you train with lions to be a lion?

Carlson Gracie once said “If you want to be a lion you must train with lions.” So must you train with the best to be the best? Many of us harbor a secret fear that if we are not training with the best we may question our skills and ultimately ourselves. What if there is…

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