Browsing: Charity and Community

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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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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Spreading the BJJ Community: Vector Jiu Jitsu

by Beth Thrasher Last month, a 15 year old girl was shot dead hundreds of yards away from a Vector Jiu-Jitsu practice.  The non-profit youth development program was holding class on one side of the Wingfield


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Time to talk Canada! This tournament was brought to our attention recently and we wanted to share it. In a time in BJJ where new tournaments seem to be popping up every other week, it’s good


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Thumbing through her princess magazine, she answers matter-of-factly…“Probably my whole life…”  That’s how long 7-year old Valencia plans on collecting gis and sending them to kids in other countries. She got the idea looking through Jiu


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On Friday, November 29th, we’re getting back on the mats not just to work off the extra helpings of turkey and stuffing, but to support Tap Cancer Out – a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-based nonprofit that raises awareness and funds


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We all talk a lot about how the world would be a better place if more people trained. Well up in NY, some jiujitsuka are giving it a go, with a campaign to get a jiu


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It’s easy to dismiss the paralysis of 15 year old Gabriel Diniz as tragic or cringe-inducing or an unfortunate reality of competition, but it bears asking how much of what happened was avoidable. Could his opponent have been


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  We all know there’s risk in what we do. While it’s nice to think that severe injury doesn’t happen, at the end of the day it’s a reality of training and competition. One of the


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All day, marathon seminar on Sunday, May 26th, to benefit Gary Quan, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Some great names will be teaching. 


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