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How to Learn BJJ Online

There has been an explosion of online learning courses for Brazilian Jiujitsu these past few years. It seems like every major instructor has their own online BJJ subscription channel. For a monthly payment, you can get unlimited access to a BJJ curriculum. So, how can you maximize your training with these online subscriptions? What are […]

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Best BJJ Camp in Thailand

Finding the best BJJ camp in Thailand is a difficult task. With so many training options for various martial arts, locating one that specializes in grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and which provides quality private training, is of the utmost importance. Your training and instructors are not everything though. After looking at everything from location, accommodations […]

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Best BJJ Camp in Brazil

We’ve looked across the country to find the best BJJ camp in Brazil. This is no easy task, and only one stood out among the rest, based on three main factors. First and foremost, the knowledge and professionalism of instructors is what distinguishes the value to beginner, novice and expert-level students. Being open and welcome […]

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BJJ Gift Ideas

Looking for a great BJJ gift for the enthusiast who has everything?   These BJJ gifts will work great for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion. Whether the gift is for a girlfriend, boyfriend or instructor, we got you covered.  BJJ Gift: Artwork Artwork makes for a great BJJ gift. Make your home, office or gym […]

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BJJ Rolling vs Drilling: Advantages and Disadvantages

There are two major ways to improve your Brazilian jiujitsu:  1) Rolling or 2) Drilling Which is more important to improve your jiujitsu? The answer is: it depends. Let’s take a deep dive and find out why… Rolling vs Drilling: Which is better?  Fundamentally, if you are not pushing yourself with either your rolling or […]

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Martial Arts and Language Learning

Learning a language and studying martial arts share much in common. In my experience, martial arts are a great way to learn a language.  I learned this lesson living in Peru, where I learned Spanish while practicing Judo. My Martial Arts Language Story I first learned Spanish in High school. In college, I took one […]

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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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