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Grappling Martial Arts Styles in MMA

Grappling has been a part of the modern mixed martial arts since the early days of the UFC in the 1990s. Although there are dozens, if not hundreds, of grappling styles throughout the world, only a few have been successfully utilized in MMA.  These four styles of grappling have had the biggest impact on MMA […]

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Judo Throws and Takedowns are great for BJJ

What are the Easiest (and most effective) Judo Throws to Learn for BJJ?

Throws are an area of BJJ (and MMA) that most players neglect until tournament time. Because some BJJ players focus so strongly on the ground game they neglect takedowns from standing.  In this article we identify how to learn Judo takedowns and provide an overview of the basics of the best throwing techniques to learn […]

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First Time Rolling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Are you just starting BJJ and want to learn how to roll? Rolling is an essential component of modern Brazilian jiu jitsu training. It is important that you grasp how it works and how to do it safely. Once you understand rolling culture, you will be on you way to becoming a better grappler. You will […]

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What is Combat JiuJitsu?

Combat Jiujitsu is a form of submission grappling that allows certain striking techniques (i.e. open palm slaps) in an effort to be more reality based and encourage matches to end in submission. The term Combat Jiujitsu came to recent prominence in when Eddie Bravo featured combat jiu-jitsu matches at the Eddie Bravo International (EBI) grappling tournament a […]

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Find the Best Mouthguards for BJJ

Safety is essential in any form of Martial Arts. Whether it is MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The most vital part of your body that you need to protect is your face. From chipped teeth to broken jaws and head traumas, a small mouthguard will help you avoid all these problems and […]

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Washing and Caring for your BJJ GI

What is the best way to clean your BJJ GI? In this guide we explain everything you need to know about washing and maintaining your bjj gi.  Quick Navigation After-Class BJJ Gi Washing ProceduresHow to Remove Blood from a BJJ GiBest Detergent/Chemicals to use to Wash your BJJ GiHow to Wash Dark Colored GisHow to […]

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Ultimate Guide to BJJ Rash Guards

Quick Navigation The History and Origin of the BJJ Rash GuardFunctionCompositionTypes & Designs Is a Rash Guard Necessary for No-Gi Training?BenefitsHow do I Find the Right Rash Guard for BJJ?Alternatives to a BJJ Rash GuardHow to Wash and Care for your Rash Guard.IBJJF No-Gi Uniform RegulationsWomen’s Rash Guards What is a BJJ rash guard? The BJJ […]

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Best BJJ Motivation Videos

We’ve curated what we think are the top bjj motivation videos. We’ve collected some of the best videos on Youtube that will be sure to get you pumped for your next BJJ practice or competition. We are sure that these videos will make you want to start training jiujitsu right now.  Find your motivation and keep […]

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Before the Match: How to Prepare for BJJ Competition Success

The secret to winning in BJJ competition stems not only from your knowledge of technique but also your mindset. You can develop this mental preparedness through small habits that will serve as a strong foundation as you face your opponents on the mat. No matter the sport, all professional athletes prepare for success before the […]

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Selecting Your First BJJ Gi

Looking for a guide to purchasing your first BJJ Gi? You’ve come to right place. Selecting your first gi is one of the few times in Brazilian jiujitsu were you will be bringing a physical product to your game. Jiujitsu does not utilize much in terms of equipment, unlike other sports like hockey or (American) […]

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