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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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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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BJJ Wallhanging: A Paz de Espirito

This would be beautiful in a gym.  As described on Etsy.com… “A Paz De Espirito (portuguese: Peace of Mind) Limited Edition Signed Print 20″ x 30″ 2012 Edition Size: 50 The first commandment in Jiu Jitsu


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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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Business in BJJ: Branding Kickoff

The Lloyd Irvin scandal has been the most recent and best example, but BJJ as an industry is growing to the point where brand matters…a lot. Branding isn’t so important in situations where consumers don’t have


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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 doing some research for a feature in our second issue, and had a talk with the Valente brothers, Pedro, Gui and Joaqim (black belts under Helio Gracie). The conversation (surprisingly interrupted by a call from


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Just like the rest of the world, BJJ is growing in Mexico. The country is in a prime location, benefiting from proximity to both the US and Brazil and access to the talent that both countries


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Podcast with the Pros: Open Mat Radio

Business in Brazilian jiu jitsu is one of those conversations that just not being had enough. That’s why were so glad to run across this podcast over at Open Mat Radio. It includes interviews with “Little”


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