• Fighting Away From Home: Travel Tips For the Jiujiteiro

    Jiu-Jitsu and travel are always together. A good example could be when Mitsuyo Maeda traveled from Japan to Brazil. Nowadays, is common to find a BJJ competitor, competing out from the tropical weather of Rio de Janeiro to the dry desert of Las Vegas. It’s a huge change that...
  • Finger Tape

    You may have seen some guys at your school tape their fingers before class, or watched Jiu-jitsu stars like Michael Langhi and Andre do battle with a grip full of tape. Have you ever wondered why these guys tape their hands and how to do it correctly? This guide...
  • Olympic Grips and Takedowns with Travis Stevens

    Travis Stevens is an American born grappler who’s been involved in martial arts since he was just a kid. Travis’ mom wanted to put him into an after-school sport. Originally he thought he had checked the box for football, but by some act of the universe, the box for...
  • Getting the Fight to the Ground

    Getting the fight to the ground is the first step to jiu-jitsu practice since the ground is where we can neutralize our opponent’s strength and size advantages.Takedowns, thus, are an essential part of learning jiu-jitsu. The truth is; however, most people are quite uncomfortable with takedowns. Falling hurts, especially...
  • OWNING THE DREAM – Chasing Small Business Success In Jiu-Jitsu

    Do you dream of turning your hobby into a career? At first blush it sounds great. You’re doing something that you love and getting paid to devote your life to it. How can this not be a good thing? Well, as any small business owner can tell you, it’s...
  • The Advantage of Advantages

    The Advantage of Advantages (And Their Disadvantages)

    We’ve all been there…the last 30 seconds of a finals match between two super evenly matched competitors; one opens up to go for the kill the other goes to pass the guard… ADVANTAGE! The patient (and less aggressive) competitor wins the match, not by points or submission, but by...
  • Giving and Receiving Training Advice

    One of the wonderful things about training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is that there is an endless amount of methods and variations for just about every technique. The near infinite ways to train and practice gives rise to multiple perspectives that are never right nor wrong. Throughout our journeys, we will...
  • Hug A White Belt.

    Why Newbies are the Most Important People in the Sport When a new student steps onto the mat for the first time with a sparkling white belt tied incorrectly around his waist, he’s at zero. He has no technical knowledge. No mat sense. No fighting experience. And no real...
  • Make This Your Best Year Ever!

    In the immortal words of Bruce Buffer, “IT’S TIME!” Or at least it’s that time of the year when the majority of individuals have come up with resolutions for the next 12 months in order to improve their personal lives in some aspect. With that in mind, here’s our...
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