Reader Question: Should I Quit Jiu Jitsu?

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The title of this post is a bit misleading. Obviously Jiu-Jitsu Times will never recommend that someone quit jiu-jitsu, and no one in their...

Video: Watch Paralyzed BJJ Athlete Brian Freeman Compete at NAGA

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Renzo Gracie Blue Belt and disabled wheelchair athlete Brian Freeman competed in both the Gi and NoGi divisions at NAGA Myrtle Beach on August...

Jiu-Jitsu Depression

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Jiu-jitsu always makes us feel great, right? While this may be true to an extent, we all have some bad days in the academy. Many...

Top 5 Joe Rogan BJJ Inspiration Videos

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Joe Rogan’s podcast has been a mainstay in my life for a number of years. I listen to it during my drive to work,...

When You Have Depression, Jiu Jitsu Is Far More Than Just...

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Those of us who train BJJ know just how incredible it feels to hit the mats and roll after a hard day at work,...

Ian Matuszak, BJJ Practitioner with Cerebral Palsy, Earns His Blue Belt!

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This past Saturday was a special day for Ian Matuszak at the Longo & Weidman MMA gym in Garden City. Over 200 people including MMA...

5 Self-Defense Moves Everyone Should Know

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So, jiu-jitsu is great for self-defense, and we all know this. Anyone with a few years under his or her belt is more than...

Can Jiu-Jitsu Help With Mental Illness? According To One Expert, The...

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When you live with mental illness, your greatest opponent on the mat isn’t the person you’re rolling with. Instead, you find yourself grappling with...

5 Reasons to Train After You Had a Sh%$ty Day!

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Having a bad day? Were you stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for over an hour? Maybe your emotionally unstable boss went on an...

5 Key Things To Look For in a Beginners BJJ Class

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Choosing to start training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be very intimidating on many levels due to all of the tough guys with cauliflower ears on the...