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Jiu Jitsu Alert: Austin Woman Breaks a Burglars…

Jiu Jitsu Alert: Austin Woman Breaks a Burglars Arm & Holds Him Until Police Arrive! More and more, people are finding out what we already know… Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective martial art on the planet.  Not only will it get you in the best shape of your life, but it can also […]

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How To Beat Opponents Who Are Better Grapplers Than You

A very common issue that arises in competition is when a lesser competitor faces a superior competitor.  More often than not matches in competition are mismatched, otherwise there would never be a winner. One thing I learned in the middle of my blue belt is that I am capable of beating vastly superior grapplers and […]

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(Curated article via – Brazilian jiu jitsu has become one of the fastest-growing martial arts in the world. This is potentially due to the increased popularity of MMA and the UFC, where many fighters employ the martial art as part of their ground fighting game. Students interested in practicing the art form can now participate […]

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Are All Jiu Jitsu Techniques Created Equal?

In a recent conversation with a blue belt, I heard something that got me thinking…  My blue belt friend had been rolling with an higher belt (purple or brown) and caught him with a “mercy” lock (the technique Vagner Rocha hit on Marcin Held at Kasai) and the upper belt responded by calling the move […]

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The 4 Main Types of Jiu Jitsu Academies

There are a few different kinds of atmospheres that are available in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.  Each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.   Here are the main ones that I’ve seen: Sportive BJJ academy:  The sportive BJJ academy is one of the most popular kinds of training atmospheres.  In this environment your focus […]

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Police Department in Monroe, Michigan…

Police Department in Monroe, Michigan… Use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as Required Officer Training “The goal of this partnership is to provide realistic training, using real-world scenarios, to increase safety to both officers and citizens alike,” Monroe Chief of Police Charles F. McCormick IV said. The Monroe Police Department has announced a partnership with Monroe Jiu […]

BJJ Feel Good Self Defense


A teenage girl used her BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) skills to fight off a knife-wielding man who tried to rob her and a friend. Alex, 15, and her friend Edwin were in Leeds, a city in the northern U.K. when a knifeman approached them and demanded they hand over their phones, BBC News reported. Using […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Kids Grapple with Insecurity

(Curated article via Washington Times) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – On a steamy summer morning in Memphis, students spanning decades in age filed into Stardust Jiu Jitsu, a small gym space that faces Sam Cooper Boulevard in the Binghampton area. On a black mat custom-cut to fit a slim space, clad in ultra-light wrestling shoes, the students […]

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The Fastest Submission in Bellator MMA History

(Curated Story via Aviv Gozali, an 18-year-old Isreali mixed martial artist, broke the Bellator MMA record for the fastest submission win in the company’s history with a lightning quick heel hook Saturday. Gozali stood across from the 5-foot-10 Belarusian fighter Eduard Muravitskiy in the first bout on the Bellator 225 show at the Webster […]

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Why You Should Study Tape To Prepare for Matches | Aces Jiu Jitsu Club

As a jiu jitsu competitor, no skill has helped me prepare for superfights and competitions more than tape study.  A lot of people don’t realize just how powerful tape study can be, so I’ll break down my reasons for and methods of doing it.   Back when I first started competing, my attitude was always “I’ll […]