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OPINION: Dana White And The UFC Need To Own The Monster...

Let's talk about the events of UFC 229. Let's go back before the unfortunate brawl that capped it off. Let's talk about how Derrick...

Vagner Rocha Wants Jiu-Jitsu To Quit Being Soft Before It Ruins...

Vagner Rocha has long been a controversial figure concerning his hard-nose style of jiu-jitsu. There are many competitors and fans that would even say...

The Paul Harris Effect: When Competitors Don’t Release On The Tap

In competition, adrenaline is flowing, submissions and positions are being exchanged at full speed, and if you’re not willing to break...

Why Every Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Should Be Studying 10th Planet Technique

Whether it be through competition or cross-training, inevitably every jiu-jitsu practitioner is forced to adapt their skill set to opponents of different styles. Regardless...

I Was Almost Raped. I Learned Self-Defense. I Am Still Scared.

My jiu-jitsu origin story is that I was almost raped by a taxi driver, managed to escape before anything truly bad happened, and signed...

Quit Using “Women’s Self Defense” As A BS Marketing Tactic

A lot of gym owners and instructors advertising their female-centric seminars and women's BJJ programs as "women's self-defense" really need to stop doing that. It's...

BBC Compiles Worst Ever Guide to Female “Self Defense”

Women are given a lot of advice about how to stay safe in a dangerous world: Brandish your car keys like a weapon, carry...

Stop Defending Predators Just Because They’re Good At Sports

Yesterday, it was revealed that Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu black belt Marcel Goncalves had admitted to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The story was the...

Should An “Upper Belt” Always Be Able To Tap A “Lower...

The topic of BJJ came up in a social situation and a friend who was not training BJJ asked a not uncommon question: "Shouldn't...

Why You Shouldn’t Shame Your Teammates For “Wall Sitting”

One of the most intriguing and fascinating parts about the sport of jiu-jitsu is that you can walk into any gym...