The Sapateiro Invitational 2 was Submission Packed and Ended with a...

by William Murphy, Ph.D.,IBJJF Black Belt 3rd Degree, USJA San Dan Judo Saturday, June 11th was a great night for the grappling community, as the...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu VS Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

So you do Jiu Jitsu? That’s great! Did you know there are actually more than two styles of “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”. If you have...

Competition – Because External Assessments Don’t Lie

By William F. Murphy, Ph.D.,IBJJF Black Belt 3rd Degree, USJA San Dan Judo Do you know why competition is great? Competition is what we call an...

4 Alternate Locations To Hold The World Championships

With the IBJJF World championship only 2 months away I figured this would be a great way to bring up an important and talked...

Why The Average JiuJitsuka Should Compete

So, one of the most debated questions in Jiu Jitsu, is how often one should compete in Jiu Jitsu? There are people at both...

Podcast: Grappling Industries’ David Aguzzi Talks Running Tournaments, USA Expansion, And...

I love talking to BJJ entrepreneurs who are able to combine their passion for the gentle art with business to build a great service...

Ask DeBlass: The Ten Lessons for Academy Owners and Students

With this edition of Ask DeBlass, Jiu Jitsu Times joins Professor Tom DeBlass in celebrating the tenth anniversary of his Academy, Ocean County Brazilian...
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Watch SNL Behind The Scene With Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and has been working hard to cross over into the world of mainstream entertainment. This...

Ask DeBlass: Welcoming the New White Belt with Kindness

Whether readily admitted or not, the goal for every practitioner is at some time the black belt.  In the quest for this mystical and...
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Ask DeBlass: The Most Important Moment in Your Competitive Life is...

As a member of a very elite group in the sport of BJJ, the high-level, black belt competitor, Professor DeBlass understands the importance of...