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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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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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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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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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Originally published at Mrs. Ibarra’s Jiu Jitsu Journey I rolled with my 16-year old daughter last night.  She got very frustrated at one point.  I had her in side control, heavy side control.  She wanted to just give up.  She


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When I was little, I had tried several different sports but I was never interested enough in any of them to keep doing them. I had tried dance, gymnastics, soccer, ice skating, and once considered joining


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