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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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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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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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People who are in really good shape for long periods baffle me a bit. I’ve never been athletic and always gravitated more toward books than balls. They shouldn’t really though. I’ve been training a martial art


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Of all the things I’ve tried, training BJJ has probably been the most effective long term in revamping my eating habits. Working a stressful office job, it’s left me a bit polarized (eating right for lunch


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You never know where you’ll find jiu jitsu folk. Today, we ran across comedian Jamie Kilstein’s YouTube cooking show. He didn’t cook his first meal until age 29, so he’s sure to have some insight for


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Are you too fat to do BJJ? One of our contributors, Julia, addresses the question, and some of her personal revelations as an overweight person starting training in this highly informative piece… Yes, you, the person


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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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How to whiten gis and laundry without chlorine bleach

Reposted with permission of the author. Click here to view original post. ***Disclaimer: We always advise that you follow the gi manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods before trying any listed below. Gis vary greatly and some of


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