Month: November 2019

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics: How To Win Every Time You Roll Or Fight

I’ve mentioned the clear progression of the technical focus in every belt in BJJ before. Still, I’ll take this opportunity to go over them all again. At white belt, you’re the walking dead, trying to scrape anything you can in order to justify coming back. As a blue belt, you become the master of defense, …

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Surviving The Rank Of BJJ Blue Belt

Which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu belt is the hardest one to get? I guess that would be the black belt. However, despite what people might think, the black belt is actually not the belt people crave the most. The most desired belt of all is the BJJ blue belt. Why? The answer is simple – nobody likes …

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BJJ Black Friday: Best BJJ Gear On Sale

It is our favorite Friday of the year once again! The one time in the year when all those “too expensive to even look at” Gis, rashguards, etc become readily available for all! The only thing is, figuring out how to get them before they all sell out! That’s where we come in. In this …

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The Evolution Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guards

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is famous for many things. However, nothing gets close to the famous notoriety of the BJJ guard. In fact,  not just one but all Jiu-Jitsu guards. let’s be honest, we all love playing guard. But which one? Today, there are more guards than you can count, let alone learn. One reason is that …

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How Many Brazilian Martial Arts Can You Name?

If someone asks you how many Brazilian Martial Arts you can name, what would be your answer? For most people, it is going to be two, whether they’ train martial arts or not. Just about everyone nowadays knows about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira as authentic martial arts. While the two cannot be more different, the …

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Everyday BJJ Phrases And their Meaning

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, that’s also a sport, that is also a community. If you ask some people they might even say BJJ is cult-like. One thing is for certain, people in Jiu-Jitsu are crazy about it. Moreover, the community aspect of it means those involved have certain ways of communicating that are …

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Mackenzie Dern On UFC Loss, Newborn Daughter And Future

Mackenzie Dern is one of the most famous female BJJ practitioners ever! The daughter of esteemed BJJ black belt Wellington “Megaton” Dias, Dern won pretty much everything she could in JIu-Jitsu. Still, at a very young age, she decided to transition into MMA and give something else a go. That was a few years ago. …

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Mount Attack Encyclopedia Bernardo Faria DVD – Review

It is that time of the month when another Bernardo Faria BJJ instructional comes out. While Faria might not be issuing them monthly, it certainly feels like it. there are now so many of his DVDs available that you could build an entire game based on his work. And, with his background of a multiple-time …

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“Belly Down Foot Locks” DVD By Tarik Hopstock: Review 

Scouring the internet for some bran new instructionals, I came by a title by Tarik Hopstock. As far as Tarik goes, two things are certain with his BJJ DVDs: you get brand new stuff and you get lots and lots of submissions. Tarik Hopstock is one of those grapplers that have already changed Jiu-Jitsu, and …

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Learn to Cartwheel Pass Like Nicky Rodriguez

No one can say that the landscape of Jiu-Jitsu is not changing fast! Just over a month ago we saw a blue belt destroy a bunch of heavyweight seasoned black belts at the ADCC. Nicky Rodriguez got a silver medal and had one of the most memorable performances ever at the 2019 ADCC. Among the …

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