Browsing: The Academy

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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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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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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Learning BJJ Online vs. In Person: A Debate That’s Already Done

You see instructors sparring pretty frequently, but somehow, watching them go back and forth on social media manages to be even more fascinating (at least for me it does). This match up? Ryron Gracie vs. Gui


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Competition Judo vs. Competition BJJ-What BJJ can Learn

That’s the impression I got from a great article over at The Business/Judo of Life. Complaints about IBJJF rules have become like background music in competition BJJ…but they’re the only game in town, so few people,


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Most teachers have a decent degree of homogeneity in their classes…similar ages, academic goals, incoming skill levels. Adult classes in BJJ generally feature a wide mix of those qualities, making guiding groups of students that much


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We just ran across this article from the Montreal Gazette on how BJJ helped practitioner, Etienne Georges in his battle with Chron’s disease. It also discusses our sport’s relationship with MMA, and its growth in Montreal


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You’ve probably heard about “nightmare bacteria” in passing on your local news. Today, Marcelo Garcia black belt Emily Kwok shared this article on her Facebook-it’s something the entire BJJ community should be aware of. While a


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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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