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The Berimbolo Can’t Save You

I was recently in Tokyo filming the Soul of Jiu Jitsu, a short documentary about what I believe to be the essence of bjj....
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7 Reasons Your Jiu Jitsu Isn’t Getting Better

We’ve all been there. That feeling of desperately wanting your BJJ to improve but it seeming like your progress is slow or non-existent. I experienced this often...
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Types of Grappling Martial Arts

  This excerpt from Daniele Bolelli's book 'On the Warrior's Path' describes the different styles of grappling martial arts.   Grappling systems are those Combat Sports that...
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6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu Jitsu

  I consider passing the guard to be one of the most difficult of all aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu, but also one of the...
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The Importance of Footwork in Jiu Jitsu

  One of the least talked about aspects of Jiu-Jitsu techniques is foot positioning. Grips, movement, and basic leverage make up the majority of what...

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