The First Submission


In most BJJ classes you work technique, then start rolling.  For some people, the first submission landed sets the tone for the rest of the rolling.  Meaning, some people fall […]

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Ricardo De la Riva


For me, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not a sport.  It is an art that has a sport aspect, as well as a self defense aspect.  But for me, it is an […]

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The Double Guard Pull


Many of the living Jiu-Jitsu masters are upset about the current state of their art. They feel that Jiu-Jitsu is a self defense art, and they don’t feel that modern […]

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Rodolfo Vieira


Rodolfo Vieira is a different kind of champion.  Now that many Jiu-Jitsu competitors are playing 50/50 guard, berimbolo, and trying to win by advantages, it is refreshing to see a champion […]

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Who Is Your Favorite Youtube BJJ Instructor?


A lot of people like Jason Scully.  A lot of his videos are a compilation of related techniques, such as “39 Armbars in Less Than 4 Minutes,” and “Different Ways […]

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Dealing With Back Injuries


We received a lot of positive feedback on an earlier post, “How I Ended 5 Years Of Back Pain In 3 Days.” One thing  that I didn’t address much in […]

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Is Your Jiu-Jitsu Stuck?


All students go through periods when they feel great about their training, and other times horrible.  Sometimes you’re the hammer, and sometimes the nail! Being the nail is a good […]

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Oswaldo Fadda and the History of Jiu-Jitsu


You probably never heard of Oswaldo Fadda, have you? He was a black belt under Luis Franca, who was a black belt under Mitsuyo Maeda. You probably didn’t know that […]

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Interview with the BJJ Globetrotter


Christian Graugart is a BJJ black belt that spent five months last year traveling the world to train and compete in some of the greatest gyms and biggest tournaments out […]

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How To Train When You’re Injured


Depending on your injury, you may still be able to do drills and technique repetition (no free rolling).  But if you can’t train at all, there’s still a lot you […]

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