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Do You Prefer To Begin Sparring On The Knees Or Standing?

Do You Prefer To Begin Sparring On The Knees Or Standing?

In Jiu Jitsu we generally start sparring on our knees for practice. In Judo and in Wrestling we generally start on the feet. Many believe when we start on our knees we focus more on…

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3 Traits (or types) Of Jiu Jitsu Snobs

3 Traits (or types) Of Jiu Jitsu Snobs

It’s funny, with the limited amount of people who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and even more limited amount of people who compete, you still find people who are snobs. This is in any culture, let’s…

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3 After Jiu Jitsu Sparring Pet Peeves

3 After Jiu Jitsu Sparring Pet Peeves

Jiu Jitsu has a lot of great attributes surrounded by a great community. But like any community there are some pet peeves. Let’s go over 3 after sparring pet peeves in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Asking…

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Coming Back From Jiu Jitsu Burnout – 5 Manageable Strategies

Coming Back From Jiu Jitsu Burnout – 5 Manageable Strategies

Ever suffer from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu burnout? It happens. Here are five strategies to manage it. Give yourself permission to take a long break before you come back. Take a vacation from it. Miss it.…

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7 Things NOT To Do During Jiu Jitsu Class

7 Things NOT To Do During Jiu Jitsu Class

Jiu Jitsu is a fun place. We go there to be immersed in the positive culture. Here are some ways to keep it that way so you won’t be an outcast. Slamming a person from…

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5 Ways To Show Respect Toward Your Jiu Jitsu Training Partners

5 Ways To Show Respect Toward Your Jiu Jitsu Training Partners

Let’s take a look at 5 ways to respect and get along with your training partners. Shake hands and bump fists. Prior to rolling you shake your partners hand and bump fists as a sign…

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Should Jiu Jitsu Gyms Require You To Wear Their Uniforms?

Should Jiu Jitsu Gyms Require You To Wear Their Uniforms?

In the old days many academies enforced white Gis only. Today many schools require white Gis only with the Mendes brothers leading the charge. White Gis will generally not stain the mats with dye and…

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The Day After BJJ Training You Can Barely Move: 5 Suggestions

The Day After BJJ Training You Can Barely Move: 5 Suggestions

We get it. BJJ is supposed to be the gentle art. Yet many of us wake up in pain. Here are 5 layman suggestions (as in always consult your doctor first): Rest. Don’t train until…

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3 Bad Drilling Habits in Jiu Jitsu

3 Bad Drilling Habits in Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu we want to make the most out of our repetitions. Here are a few bad habits and tips for drilling. Learning a new move then drilling it super fast. It’s common we…

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Grandmaster Relson Gracie on Jiu Jitsu Mindset: Importance of Repetition

Grandmaster Relson Gracie on Jiu Jitsu Mindset: Importance of Repetition

Relson Gracie talks about the importance of repetition in Jiu Jitsu. He mentions a blue belt who did one position (a flying triangle) in abu dhabi on black belts because he drilled it so much.…

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