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Judo Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt: Differences and Similarities

What’s the difference between a BJJ black belt and a judo black belt?  Everything and nothing. How do these two black belts compare? Who would win in a match?  The answers may surprise you.  BJJ vs Judo Black Belts in Competition Let’s first take a look at how BJJ and Judo match up in the […]

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BJJ Science: Research on mental and physical benefits of Jiujitsu

Are there quantifiable physical or physiological benefits of BJJ?  Surf the internet, and you will undoubtedly hear practitioners claim they lost weight with BJJ or how BJJ improved their lifestyle in one way or the other. It’s true that we love to tout jiujitsu’s benefits, but are any of these claims backed up by research […]

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Is BJJ Good for Self Defense?

Will you be prepared to defend yourself in a street fight if you train in Brazilian jiu jitsu? The short answer is probably if you are familiar with how to adapt BJJ to a situation involving striking.  No one wants to find themselves in a physical altercation. Unfortunately, you don’t typically look for fights, they […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Cross Training Judo for BJJ: Five Benefits

Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu share a unique and connected history which continues to this day and cross training in both can be a great way to give you an edge over the competition. Because of this common history, there is much to learn to improve one’s approach to their game. The rulesets of each art […]

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