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BJJ and Homosocial Contact

Jiu jitsu’s greatest powers are frequently the easiest to miss. Sometimes in the better bodies, improved cardio, and gold medals, we lose the transcendent power that this practice really has. Thankfully, people do take notice, and


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Gawakoto Grappling Gear Review: Rashguards, Shorts and Spats

By: Matt Corley   I’m a fan of comics, comic art and art in general. So it’s probably not a huge surprise that most of my favorite rashguards feature art from such luminaries as John Smalls,


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BJJ has some amazing thinkers and writers, and if you’ve read the work of Valerie Worthington over at Breaking Muscle, you’ll get a lot out of this interview. A big thanks to Can over at Artemis


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Internet Marketing in BJJ…Can we do better?

I’ve begun to wonder if it’s possible to make a living online in BJJ without completely disregarding the sanctity of people’s email. I think it is, of course, possible, but some recent launches of new secret-awesome-gamechanging-unbeatable-limitedtime


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Remember that training partner who tore up his knee a few months back? The one that was going to rest and try to rehab it and come back once he healed up? What ever happens to


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10 Sites Anyone New to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Should Visit

No way around it, getting started in BJJ tests the will of even the most experienced athlete. One of the greatest motivators in the practice though, is the community–a community that boasts some amazing online resources.


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Grappler Gourmet-DIY Dried Fruits

SUPER excited to get to feature posts from Grappler Gourmet. Chef MacKenzie Arrington has a LOT more featured on his site here, but we’ll be including his latest and greatest work here on the site. Stick around


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BJJ is, first and foremost, a martial art, but still, it has the potential to do more in changing diet, exercise, and general health practices than most doctors’ appointments—ask anyone who’s lost a significant amount of


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BJJ Instructor Interview: Alan “Gumby” Marques

  We’ve got a great group of teachers over in our BJJ instructor Facebook group. They always have insightful questions around all things related to teaching BJJ and developing the best students possible. Alan “Gumby” Marques


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Interview: Emily Kwok and Groundswell Coed Grappling Camps

While most BJJ classes are coed, camps aren’t generally geared toward more than one gender. Groundswell Grappling Concepts, headed up by Emily Kwok, Valerie Worthingon, Hanette Staack, and Lola Newsom, has taken on the task of


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