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

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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...

Maybe Jiu-Jitsu Really Isn’t For Everyone, Would That Be So Bad?

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As I clock another year in on the mats, watching students come and go, I can't help but think that jiu-jitsu really ISN'T for everyone. And that's okay. If anything, it's why I love it.

Why All Competitors Should Train For Both Points And Submissions

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Historically, jiu-jitsu has always been victimized by dividing philosophical approaches to training. Most of these divisions can be traced back to the early days...

How Jiu-Jitsu Changed My Perception Of Beauty

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Like many girls growing up, I felt a lot of pressure to look pretty. I was a teenager when ultra-low-rise jeans were...

Bruno Bastos Talks About His Pick For BJJ’s GOAT

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Bruno Bastos has been an active competitor at a high level since the '90s. During that span, he has not only witnessed...

Claudia Do Val & Maybelline Masuda Represent The Beauty And Struggle...

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Claudia do Val stirred up admiration and controversy over the weekend when she scored 91 points against Maybelline Masuda at the Manila...

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

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

The Production At ADCC Made It The Event It’s Always Deserved...

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Earlier this year, Fight 2 Win announced that they'd be doing the production for ADCC, with F2W CEO Seth Daniels saying that...

Should Raquel Pennington’s Corner Have Thrown In The Towel? I’m Not...

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Raquel Pennington had a disfigured nose and repeated over and over again that she was "done." Her corner's response: "Let's power through this. Let's believe....

Jocko Willink Discusses The Positive Impact Of Self-Defense On Young Men’s...

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Mental health is still often a taboo subject, especially among men. Many boys and men are taught that they should keep their...