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All Females Should Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

All Girls Should Learn Jiu Jitsu in a Rape Culture World is an article by a writer for the Houston Press. After reading the article, I immediately knew that I needed to add it to our blog as a curated piece. If you practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, much of what this article contains will not […]

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BJJ Feel Good Health/Fitness

Jiu-Jitsu is a Great Way to Improve Health and Wellness

USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth McKenzie, a Louisville, Kentucky native and Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiast, is using her love for the sport and unique skillsets to help improve health and wellness aboard the U.S 7th Fleet Flagship. McKenzie, who is currently serving as Blue Ridge’s First Lieutenant, wanted to share her passion for […]

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BJJ Family Health/Fitness

Why Kids Should Do Jiu Jitsu Before Any Other Sport

Kelly Slater talks with Dave Nagel about why kids should do Jiu Jitsu before any other sport. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their […]

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BJJ Curated Health/Fitness

Jonah Hill Starts Jiu Jitsu Training

Jonah Hill is moving past his high school insecurities. The 35-year-old actor remembers getting beat up in high school by bullies who trained in Jiu Jitsu, and is now tackling the sport himself. “In high school the dudes who did Jiu Jitsu used to beat the s— out of us at parties so it turned me off […]

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Veteran Creates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Community for Veterans

Ben Harrison studied martial arts most of his life. But it wasn’t until he tried Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that he found his passion. Call it an “a-ha” moment in his life. “It’s therapeutic for everyone,” Harrison said. “If everyone in the world did Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we wouldn’t have any problems.” The Loudon native joined the […]

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BJJ Feel Good Health/Fitness

How Jiu Jitsu Helped One Woman Deal with Tragedy

Original video via article “Jiu-Jitsu helps build stronger mental health” from wtnh.com. Andy GonzalezAndy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also […]

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BJJ Fitness Health/Fitness

Airman Finds Himself Through Jiu Jitsu

He rises out of bed in unison with the sun breaking the horizon in the distance to make his way for war…His heart begins to pound inside of his chest from fear of the possibility to fail as soon as he gazes upon the battlefront. Once Senior Airman Collin Eddington, 374th Maintenance Squadron isochronal aerospace […]

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BJJ Health/Fitness

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Featured in GQ Magazine Fitness Article

People are always looking for the next, new health trend. From diets to workout routines, people that are aware of their health and are willing to participate in an active lifestyle to achieve their health goals will try anything that makes sense. For the most part, anything that achieves an elevated heart rate and causes […]

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BJJ BJJ Advice Health/Fitness Self Defense

#MeToo: BJJ And The Fight Against Sexual Assault

(The following is a curated article from jiujitsutimes.com written by Acacia Parks Mo.)  I love jiu-jitsu and believe that anyone would benefit from learning it. However, I am not the world’s loudest BJJ evangelist. If I meet someone who I specifically think would like it, I’ll suggest it, but I’m not going around preaching the gospel […]

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Anthony Bourdain Transforms Himself into Chiseled Grappling Machine

Many people know chef, author, and television host Anthony Bourdain as the guy from The Parts Unknown television show. There was a time when the then mid-50 year old sported a soft body as he indulged in life as a foodie. However, now at the age of 61, Anthony Bourdain has transformed himself into a chiseled grappling machine. So […]