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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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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