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Gawakoto Grappling Gear Review: Rashguards, Shorts and Spats

By: Matt Corley   I’m a fan of comics, comic art and art in general. So it’s probably not a huge surprise that most of my favorite rashguards feature art from such luminaries as John Smalls,


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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 is, first and foremost, a martial art, but still, it has the potential to do more in changing diet, exercise, and general health practices than most doctors’ appointments—ask anyone who’s lost a significant amount of


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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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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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Remember those “Ship my Pants” commercials Kmart had running? They were everywhere and people were loving them. The ads earned Kmart 20 million views on YouTube alone this year. They then parlayed that into a “Big


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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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by Megan Williams I saw a question today, posted by Meerkatsu, asking if the gi market were oversaturated. It’s a question I’ve asked myself, and been asked many times. My standard answer is that yes, some


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