The Master Has Spoken From: Rickson Gracie Association Newsletter   Even when you spar during training, you should minimize your natural talents.  By limiting yourself, you may find yourself in much worse situation, but you are forced to think your way out, using techniques you would not have otherwise used. When you start doing this, you […]

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The #1 Reason Athletes and Competitors Quit The #1 Reason Athletes and Competitors Quit During the Holidays, I read an insightful article breaking down New Years Resolutions. “Resolutions based on “Will Power” FAIL 80% of the time; Resolutions based on changing the Systems you work in SUCCEED 80% of the time. Remember, it’s well-intentioned SYSTEMS […]

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1. Not enough mat time We all know that guy. For school, kids, family, him leaving the stove on, for whatever reason he never seems to stick around for live rolling. Or he’s always got some nagging injury that persuades him to respectfully decline your invitation to go live after class. It’s not enough for your […]

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The experienced warriors that can create a buzz at the 2014 Worlds Ivan Trindade @ivangmreporter May 25, 2014 7 Comments As the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship does not feature a master division (although they have their own event, the Worlds Masters), many brave 30+ year-old competitors decide to jump in with the young guns. For their […]

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  How to Practice Perseverance in BJJ, MMA, and Life Sally Arsenault Contributor – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gear Reviews When I woke up yesterday I felt like garbage. I hadn’t had a drink the night before, but I woke up dehydrated with a killer headache and a slight case of the shakes. The last thing I wanted […]

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(News) “How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Saving My Life” – by Police Officer John George By WBBJJ January 16, 2014 No Comments   “HOW BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU IS SAVING MY LIFE” – By John George (Training partner of Todd Shaffer, of WBBJJ.com)   There are two reasons why I have decided to make Jiu Jitsu a […]

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From jiujitsustevie.com YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE A WORLD CHAMPION, I DON’T CARE HOW HARD YOU TRAIN.       Now this only applies to those certain few that have said they want to be world champions, at the highest level. Which means whatever your belt rank is, you want to win IBJJF World Championships […]

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Fit mom, Petya Bastos won first place at NAGA World Championships last month. She competed at a grappling tournament for the first time only three months after the birth of her son. Even though Petya is a blue belt, she had to fight a black belt competitor because there were not enough female blue belts in her […]

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