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5 Reasons to Train Jiu Jitsu

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First, let's start by acknowledging there are a lot more than 5 reasons to train jiu jitsu.  But if we listed every reason why you should train, we...

First Day of BJJ Class - A BJJ Etiquette Primer (Part 2)

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This article is part 2 of 2. Read part 1 of First Day BJJ Class. CHOOSING A PARTNER (FOR BOTH DRILLING AND ROLLING) Your instructor may pair you u...

First Day of BJJ Class - A BJJ Etiquette Primer (Part 1)

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This article is part 1 of 2. Read part 2 of First Day BJJ Class. Introduction So you’ve made the decision to start BJJ. You did all the research re...

No Gi vs Gi Jiu Jitsu

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In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the differences between training in the gi and training no gi. We'll also cover what the advantages...

The Importance of BJJ Training Goals

The Importance of BJJ Training Goals
Note: Even though most of us aren't back on the mats just yet, we can't help but think about when we will be. This article was written with an even...

BJJ Cauliflower Ear

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What causes BJJ cauliflower ear, prevention methods, and treatment. We discuss this common occurrence in wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and MMA.

Best BJJ Gi For Beginners

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What is the best BJJ gi for beginners? We're here to shed some light on the issue.

Professor Mike Padilla - No Gi Guard Passing

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Renzo Gracie BJJ Black Belt, Mike Padilla from Padilla BJJ in Allentown, PA demonstrates some no-gi guard passing techniques.  If you're in the All...

Gordon Ryan and Garrett Goldsberry Instructional Videos

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We just posted a couple of new BJJ instructional videos to our YouTube channel.  The first features Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt Garrett Goldsber...

Tips For Surviving As A BJJ White Belt

Tips For Surviving As A BJJ White Belt
Training jiu-jitsu as a beginner can be a challenging task.  For many, just walking into an academy for the first time to train can be intimidating...

Garry Tonon Instructional Video - Mount Escapes

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Garry Tonon, head instructor at Brunswick BJJ Academy in New Jersey, demonstrates techniques for no gi mount escapes.  Garry is a 2-time IBJJF Brow...