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Should You Train Judo Or Wrestling For Jiu Jitsu?

Should You Train Judo Or Wrestling For Jiu Jitsu?

This is a common question. Of course if you have time to master both wrestling and Judo then great. But let’s say you do not and feel you must choose one. Of course if you…

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Keenan Cornelius narrates 40-minute sparring session

Keenan Cornelius narrates 40-minute sparring session

If you are a Keenan Cornelius fan this video is a must watch. Keenan really goes behind the scenes and narrates himself training back to back for 4o minutes. He lets us in on his…

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Article: Should A Jiu Jitsu Gym Accept Gracie Style Challenge Matches From Outsiders?

Article: Should A Jiu Jitsu Gym Accept Gracie Style Challenge Matches From Outsiders?

Recently this has been a topic of interest. The question is what should be done about it. If someone comes into your Jiu Jitsu school and says they want to challenge the system of Jiu…

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Mitsuyo Maeda: The Origins Of Jiu Jitsu

Mitsuyo Maeda: The Origins Of Jiu Jitsu

In 1914 a 36 year old man set foot on the shores of Brazil and would change the world forever. Mitsuyo Maeda was a Judo expert from the Kodokan in Japan. He was a student…

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4 Slang Jiu Jitsu Terms And Their Meaning

4 Slang Jiu Jitsu Terms And Their Meaning

Jiu Jitsu has it’s own cultural norms, lingo and slang. Let’s take a look at 4 slang Jiu Jitsu Terms and their meaning within the culture. Jitz. Jitz is a short and common term people…

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How Do You Describe Jiu Jitsu To Complete Outsiders?

How Do You Describe Jiu Jitsu To Complete Outsiders?

It’s always a trip trying to tell a person who doesn’t do Jiu Jitsu or has never heard of Jiu Jitsu what it is. I would often say it’s sorta like wrestling. Or have you…

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Learn The BJJ Basics. But What Exactly Are The BJJ Basics?

Learn The BJJ Basics. But What Exactly Are The BJJ Basics?

People often talk about learning the fundamentals or the basics of Jiu Jitsu. But it isn’t clear across the board what they are. And there is not uniformity within each technique or system. There are…

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3 Tips To Help a BJJ Spaz

3 Tips To Help a BJJ Spaz

Let’s help out the BJJ Spaz by offering 3 simple tips. First identify with your spazziness. If you don’t know you are a spaz then it’s hard to help you out. If people are avoiding…

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Should You Smash An Aggressive White Belt?

Should You Smash An Aggressive White Belt?

We all know this person. A person we don’t want to roll with because we have to go to work tomorrow and want to actually walk. What’s the best way to handle a white belt…

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Cauliflower Ear: Badge Of Honor Or A “Strange Looking Deformation” You’d Rather Not Get?

Cauliflower Ear: Badge Of Honor Or A “Strange Looking Deformation” You’d Rather Not Get?

It’s funny, when I lived in a wrestling community cauliflower ear was seen as a badge of honor – common. Being in California (land of Jiu Jitsu) I constantly get people asking if I am…

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