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Personal Evolution of Jiu Jitsu

Personal Evolution of Jiu Jitsu

One often finds that with jiu jitsu (as with most things in life) being able to determine personal progress is difficult. Mostly this is because you are living through that progress. So you can’t really compare yourself today from where you were say a year (or...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition.

One of the biggest debates of the last year in jiu jitsu circles has been the street vs sport debate. I am not going to go into it in too much detail. Basically it boils down to the ‘old guard’ of jiu jitsu practitioners bemoaning the sportification of...
Get the most out of an open mat

Get the most out of an open mat

In a few weeks we will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary with an open mat sparring session. If all goes well we will have all available students (and some visitors) sharing the mat and testing their jiu jitsu against each other. However, if you have never sparred...

What I learned from the Metamoris Pro Invitational

1) Take out the points and give a longer time limit and you will see some great submission finishes. 2) Keeping it too playful can go too far and put you in a really bad position. 3) Even the boogeyman can be defeated by good technique 3) Arm bars can be escaped from...

KeepItReal vs KeepItPlayful

Very recently, Ryron Gracie, head instructor of Gracie Academy has started being promoting something he has called the KeepItPlayful Movement. In essence, the ideals of the KeepItPlayful movement are aimed at teaching students of the art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu to never...