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Want To Start With Jiu Jitsu? Accept These 4 Hard Truths First

Hooray, you just made a decision to start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! BJJ will introduce great things to your life, such as: better health, stronger self-confidence, awesome friendships, the...

Sweaty & Hairy Guys, Smelly Gis: Struggles of a Female White Belt

Sweaty guys, hairy chests, smelly Gis, and close spaces. Your academy certainly has the perfect ingredients to scare away every woman in town. That’s right! Jiu-Jitsu can certainly be intimidating...

Precious Advice That Nobody Gives You When You Train BJJ

If you grapple long enough, you can’t help sounding like a know-it-all from time to time. When Prof. Martin Guggi invited me to share some words of wisdom, I thought long and hard on what to write...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Sweeps

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice series, we’ve talked about the very basics of the closed guard – what it is, its defensive and offensive purpose and the body...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Basics and Breaking The Posture

The closed guard is often times the first position a beginner Jiu Jitsu practitioner learns about and starts practicing. Therefore, in the next couple of White Belt Advice articles, we’ll take...

Weekly White Belt Advice: An Introduction to The Series!

Being a BJJ white belt is far from easy. The surroundings are new, the pressure – not just the psychological one, but the one from being inside your training partner’s side control as well...