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New Student Asks Typical Question

New Student Asks Typical Question

After a new student’s very first Intro BJJ class, he asked my professor “What should I be doing outside of class to help with Jiu-jitsu?”.  This is a regular and important question that I frequently hear from new students. As Saulo Ribeiro says in...
Every Student of BJJ Should Watch This Video

Every Student of BJJ Should Watch This Video

Ryron and Rener Gracie posted a video back in 2014 that is one of the most insightful and helpful I have ever seen in regards to BJJ. It’s almost 30 minutes long but I highly encourage you to watch it when you have the time. I am providing some of my notes below...
Washing Your Gi and Other Hygiene Items

Washing Your Gi and Other Hygiene Items

I’ve heard a lot of discussions regarding “How and how often should I wash my gi?”. Personally, I’ve never looked at it any differently than any other clothing I would wear during exercise. If it gets sweaty or dirty…wash it! If I wear a...
BJJ – The Best Antidepressant I’ve Ever Taken

BJJ – The Best Antidepressant I’ve Ever Taken

BJJ – The Best Antidepressant I’ve Ever Taken I’m 49 years old as of the writing of this post. I generally recognize that I’ve been struggling with depression from about age 13, so that works out to about 36 years of experience with this lovely condition. While...
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