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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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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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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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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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We got a chance recently to talk with Olympic Judo gold medalist, Kayla Harrison. Kayla is the first American (male or female) to win gold in the Olympics. When Kayla was just 13, she was sexually


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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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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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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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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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