Browsing: black belts

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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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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10 Motivational Tips for Non-Competitors in BJJ

I was just talking with a teammate who’s in the process of getting ready for the Pans…cleaning up his diet, prioritizing sleep, attending camp, 2-a-days…you can just see the fire getting more intense as the date


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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 got a chance recently to talk with Olympic Judo gold medalist, Kayla Harrison. Kayla is the first American (male or female) to win gold in the Olympics. When Kayla was just 13, she was sexually


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$60 to watch the ADCC in Beijing?

by Megan Williams I’m REALLY curious how many people paid to watch the ADCC Championship over the weekend (I’m sure the stats will never be released). I honestly did a double take when I read that


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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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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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