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The Positive Side of Getting Crushed in Training

I have spent well over half of my Jiu-Jitsu career rolling in classes made up primarily of people with substantially less experience than me (I live in a small town). In theory, it’s a dream. When...

Freestyle Judo – The Way Judo Ought To Be?

There is a growing contingent of Judoka who are dissatisfied with the direction the sport has been moving over the past few decades. They don’t like the elimination of leg grabs, and the growing...

The Question You Should ask When You Lose

What could I have done differently? It’s the obvious question to ask, but answering it honestly requires an objective self-analysis that a lot of people would rather not do. Still, if you want to...

Why you Should do More Positional Rolling

When studying a subject, it’s always best if you can find information as close to the source as possible. In history, if you can find direct information from someone that experienced the event,...

The Importance of Humility and Respect

At its highest levels, respect is becoming a dinosaur in combat sports. Athletes are going to greater and greater extremes to promote themselves and the matches they’re in. If you’re not saying...

Be Grateful For All Your Training Partners; They Make You Better

If you do jiu-jitsu, I’m grateful to you. If you’re a world champion, blazing a path ahead for everyone behind you, I’m thankful for you. If you’re a white belt, struggling through your first...

Advice for Nervous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently social activity. There aren’t any really good ways to learn it by yourself. You can try practicing on a grappling dummy in your garage, but that will only take you so...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

BJJ Black Belt On The Time He Was Randomly Assaulted in London

I teach and train Jiu Jitsu primarily as a means to have a set of skills to deal with violent situations out in the real world, competition Jiu Jitsu comes second, always will. We live in violent...

How To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu With A Stability Ball

    Jeff Glover is known for his amazing cat like balance and agility. The fact is that he’s been training with the stability ball (AKA Swiss Ball) for over 10 years. Stability ball...

Confidence: 5 Ways Jiu Jitsu Surprised a Woman in a Restaurant

Guest post by  SnowMMA.com / The Dainty Grappler. Photo: SnowMMA In this first in a series discussing how BJJ Benefits us all, we’ll talk about the Gentle Art’s impact on one woman’s...

Reasons Why Law Enforcement Officers Should Learn Jiu Jitsu

Police Self Defense training is very specific. Police officers have to learn self defense for both armed and unarmed situations. They need to use a martial art that can subdue a criminal suspect...

UFC’s Hector Lombard Receives 2nd Degree on BJJ Black Belt from Liborio

    UFC fighter Hector Lombard has received a second on his BJJ black belt from the legendary Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team. He stated: Today I just received my 2nd Degree on my...

Nutrition For Grapplers: The Wonderful Benefits Of Hummus

    As grapplers, we need to keep our diet clean and our weight down to be at the best shape possible. I personally am very careful with carbohydrate consumption, when I’m trying to...

Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia / Kimura Academy Brazilski Jiu-Jitsu Beograd, Srbija

  Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy is based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is lead by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, BJJ black belt and owner of the website BJJ Eastern...

Moroccan Black Belt Hicham Hakam On Developing BJJ In Morocco & North Africa

  1. Hi Hicham, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe? My name is Hicham Hakam i am 35 years old bjj black belt under David Vieira da silva (2nd degre black...

2014 Pan: Big BJJ Stars To Look Out For

  The 2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship will take place between 12th and 16th of March in Irvine California. The event will be available by live streaming on the the IBJJF website . Click here to...

BJJ Interview With Ottavia Bourdain (Wife of Famous TV Chef Anthony Bourdain)

Source: our friends at GiFreak.com , check them out they’re great BJJ blue belt Ottavia Bourdain has been making a name for herself in the East Coast grappling circuit. Her husband is Anthony...

Top Gun Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ Popular At US Air Force’s Aviano Air Base in Italy!

Aviano Air Base is a NATO Air Base under U.S. Air Force administration in northeastern Italy, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It is located in Aviano municipality, at the foot of the Carnic...

Fritz Rodriguez On Pioneering BJJ In The Philippines,Training In Brazil & Running His Academy In California

1. Hi Fritz, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi BJJ Eastern Europe! Its such an honor for me to be on your site. My name is Fritz Rodriguez, 35 years old...

Video Interview (In Serbian & Portuguese) with 4th Degree Black Belt Alesandro Nascimento, who now teaches in Serbia.

Video Interview (In Serbian & Portuguese) with 4th Degree Black Belt Alesandro Nascimento (Gracie Humaita), who now teaches in Serbia. In this interview The Master talks about his Jiu-Jitsu...

IBJJF – Pro League makes its debut with FREE STREAM on December 8, 2012 (Long Beach, CA)

The inaugural IBJJ – Pro League 2012 is only two and a half weeks away and new names are being added daily. The roster of athletes is nearly finalized and some of the biggest names in jiu-jitsu...

Interview With Youtube Sensation Dan “Trumpet Dan” Lukehart

1.Hi Dan, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ community of Eastern Europe. My name is Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart and I am from Orange County, California. I am a brown belt under...

Be An Animal On The Mat. Use These Animal Drills For Jiu-Jitsu!

We can learn a lot by watching animals fight, monkeys and cats especially. They have perfect balance, speed and technique. The animal drills are very good for your strength, stamina, balance, and...