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BJJ and Homosocial Contact

Jiu jitsu’s greatest powers are frequently the easiest to miss. Sometimes in the better bodies, improved cardio, and gold medals, we lose the transcendent power that this practice really has. Thankfully, people do take notice, and


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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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10 Sites Anyone New to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Should Visit

No way around it, getting started in BJJ tests the will of even the most experienced athlete. One of the greatest motivators in the practice though, is the community–a community that boasts some amazing online resources.


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Grappler Gourmet-DIY Dried Fruits

SUPER excited to get to feature posts from Grappler Gourmet. Chef MacKenzie Arrington has a LOT more featured on his site here, but we’ll be including his latest and greatest work here on the site. Stick around


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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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Competition Judo vs. Competition BJJ-What BJJ can Learn

That’s the impression I got from a great article over at The Business/Judo of Life. Complaints about IBJJF rules have become like background music in competition BJJ…but they’re the only game in town, so few people,


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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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