Starting Brazilian Jiujitsu as a Woman

While women and men are definitely equal, we are different, and nothing can bring that home more than a combat sport like Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ). That doesn’t mean women in the sport can’t kick butt, we can and we do, but especially when starting out, men have an advantage in weight and muscle. The result…

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First BJJ Tournament Checklist

Showing up to your first competitive tournament can be a little overwhelming. Before the match, no doubt you were up early double checking your gear, calming your nerves and getting a good meal in. You probably are thinking about what ring you’ll be at, and imagining how the fight will go down, and rehearsing your technique…

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Three Things I Learned on My First Day of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our kids have been training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the last few months. In just a few months, they’ve learned various offensive, defensive, and submission moves. They are levels more prepared to defend themselves, and others, if they need to. We’ve spent the last few months coaching them, taking notes of the techniques…

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Jiu Jitsu Revelations

After wearing myself out like crazy my first couple classes I finally started to rethink my tactics. I, the new student, was trying to muscle my way through with more experienced guys. My opponents let me too. They let me muscle with everything in me until I wore myself out. Once I was spent, it…

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Shock Doctor BioFlex Cup Review, A Good Deal?

I snagged this cup on Amazon last month, for only $15, after taking a few shoulders to the boys on takedowns. I have mixed feelings about the product and here is why. I like that the cup is vented, I don’t get off the mats with a steaming swamp in my crotchal region. I also…

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