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Girl Power: The Empowerment of Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an martial art that has been around for hundreds of years. In today’s world, it still remains popular because of the dynamic skill set that it creates and hard work that it demands. Across the world today there are millions of people who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but there is one […]

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7 Secrets to Defunk Your Gi

7 Secrets to Defunk Your Gi Would you want to roll with someone who has a funky gi? Of course not! If you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu long enough, your gi(s) will stink from time to time. It’s only natural with all that sweat. Your gi can pick up bacteria and other foul-smelling germs from […]

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4 Unseen Ways BJJ Changed Your Thinking

As you are walking through life, there are few things that are more important than being respected by those around you. Respect comes from your values and how you carry yourself. Have you ever wondered why you started to look at yourself differently since you started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?  Is your head higher, are your […]

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The Living Legend: Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado, 1 of 5 brothers, was born on the 2nd of July 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today he is an 8th degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr. Having notable accomplishments under his belt, such as the 1996 & 1997 Weight and Absolute Pan American Championship. […]

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6 Side Control Secrets You Wish You Knew

Mikal AbdullahProfessor Mikal Abdullah is a 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt, veteran, father, philanthropist, and founder of Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. You can find her personal Instagram account with the handle @cerebralbjj or just stop by one of our locations and get a session in!


Your BJJ Survival Guide

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most awesome martial arts that you’ll ever train, but many people find that it’s also one of the toughest to master.  Unfortunately, many of those people quit before reaching the point where BJJ starts to change their lives for the better. Hopefully, this article will help you to avoid […]

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The early days of the UFC showed the world the superiority of Grappling-specifically Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- over other fighting styles.  Though any individual fighter can be fallible, the only competitors who are able to succeed in mixed martial arts today are those educated in grappling, in many cases specifically Jiu Jitsu.  What makes jiu jitsu-and […]