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Gracie Self-Defense Jiujitsu

Gracie Self-Defense Jiujitsu

Despite being the founders of what we see today as Brazilian Jiujitsu, the Gracie family have since day one always been about using their fighting style is self-defense situations. How does this vary from a BJJ match or an MMA fight? First and foremost, rules and time limits don't exist in a street fight. Therefore, ...

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Aikido vs. BJJ: The Idea of Fighting vs. Fighting

Aikido vs. BJJ: The Idea of Fighting vs. Fighting

Aikido is a beautiful art with long flowing robes and extravagant throws based on wristlocks and joint manipulation. To an outsider, this is an amazing display of leverage, grace and balance. In comparison, when we look at Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a beginner or an outsider, we don't really see anything. We see grabbing, ...

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IBJJ Worlds Master Competition 2016 Wrapup

IBJJ Worlds Master Competition 2016 Wrapup

As always, the IBJJF Worlds Masters was a lively event. Fans of old school BJJ can still watch some of the heroes go against legends of the sport. Although the style of competitors has evolved drastically over the past two decades, the Master Worlds always us to look back at a time when double guard pulling, the worm ...

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Nate Diaz and his Unorthodox Recovery Methods

Nate Diaz and his Unorthodox Recovery Methods

Nate Diaz made headlines for rocking what appeared to be a vape pen at his UFC 202 post-fight press conference. When questioned about what exactly he was doing, he refrained from referring to any illicit substance and instead seized the opportunity to give a shout out to his sponsor. Nate is known for his triathlon ...

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Jiu-jitsu Movement at the Highest Level

Jiu-jitsu Movement at the Highest Level

What's the difference in the way a blue belt who has been training for 2 years moves and the way a highly competitive black belt moves? Fluidity. Years of experience aside, a high level black belt has spent countless hours drilling and practicing movement. This type of fluidity is apparent when you watch the highest ...

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