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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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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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Collaboration in Action: Meerkatsu, Gawakoto and Scramble

We have to admit we were crazy curious when this collaboration in support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan was announced. Meerkatsu teamed up with Gawakoto and Scramble to produce the artwork for this shirt (pre-order


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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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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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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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  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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So you want to run a Grapplethon…

Our friends over in the UK are wrapping up another successful grapplethon, and the man behind the scenes is spreading advice for all those out there who might want to replicate the event in other areas.


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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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