Customs

  • Eight Things to AVOID in Jiu-Jitsu

    The number eight has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With the pronunciation of “Ba” in Chinese, the number eight sounds similar to the word “Fa”, which means to make a fortune. It contains meanings of prosperity, success, and high social status too, so all...
  • Coming to America? The Foreign Fighter’s Guide to US Immigration

    In the past several years, a record number of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes from around the world have knocked on the United States’ door requesting entry into the country. The competitive athletes seek the opportunity to compete in some of the most prestigious IBJJF competitions hosted in the USA such...