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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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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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Short answer? It’s very likely it will change your life, but go through the check list at the bottom. Jiu jitsu is amazing for anyone who wants to see improvement in multiple areas of their life.


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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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Another great post from JiuJitsuFamily.com on what it means for children to see their parents train. Check out the original post here.   I am setting examples for my children on and off of the mat


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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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Originally published at Tangled Triangle A couple of months ago, I would walk into the bathroom at the gym, look into the mirror and ask myself “What, Megan, are you doing?”. The weirdness of BJJ has


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