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Roger Gracie Recovers from COVID-19

One of the biggest names in the history of competitive Jiu Jitsu and former UFC fighter, Roger Gracie has recovered from COVID-19 after being infected with the virus in March. The 38-year-old athlete warns, in an interview with Combate.com, “It’s not a joke”. “I got the virus, but I recovered two weeks ago. I was in […]

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BJJ Curated Health/Fitness Self Defense

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 Curated Mental Health

When You Have Depression, BJJ Is Far More Than Just Therapy | Jiu Jitsu Times

In this curated article from Jiu Jitsu Times, the author does a great job of pointing out what many of us already know … BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is not only a great workout, but it is also therapy for the mind and soul. Often times referred to as “mat therapy”, the euphoric feeling that […]

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BJJ How To Opinions

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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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLUB OFFERING STUDENTS UNIQUE TRAINING ON CAMPUS

(Curated article via nevadasagebrush.com) – 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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BJJ Feel Good Self Defense

BJJ USED BY TEENAGE GIRL TO SAVE from KNIFE ATTACK

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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BJJ Curated Kids

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 […]