Browsing: Instructors

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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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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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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by Megan Williams In a practice where having your ego broken and rebuilt is as elemental as sweat, you would think that everyone entering the business of Brazilian jiu jitsu would have an amazing skill set


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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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Why branding is important to BJJ…

by Megan Williams You may be starting your BJJ business just for fun or challenge, but I urge you to make another consideration. The concept of community can sound cliche or cheesy, but considering how much people


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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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After his win tonight at UFC Fight Night 28, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, explained why he left BJJ for MMA, basically blaming a lack of industry concern: “They take too much money from us and simply don’t


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Behind the Branding: Saulo Ribeiro and the University of Jiu Jitsu

by Megan Williams   Saulo Ribeiro is a perfect example of a personal brand that transcends his competition record or rank. He imparts an academic theme and a humble, purist take on the art that’s clearly


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We’re always looking for new media in BJJ and today ran across  a new podcast, Just the Gi Top. The episodes consist of conversations between four Canadian friends discussing training and the local grappling scene. Episode


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