Article on Learning to Learn BJJ

We always talking about learning to improve our jiu jitsu, but Elevate MMA has an interesting article on how we can potential improve that learning process.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Rolling While Moderately to Seriously Injured: Uh, Don’t.

Granted, I should listen to my own advice sometimes but really, if you are what you would considered moderately to seriously injured, DON’T ROLL. Maybe get some drilling in at your own pace, but for pete’s sake, don’t make your condition worse than it already is.

When you get to a place where the pain is more of a nuisance than a show-stopper, then start to think about maybe taking the slow, easy approach to training with some lower belts to get you back into the swing of things. Jiu jitsu isn’t going anywhere, I promise you. I know it feels frustrating, that other students can train and are possibly getting better than you while you sit on the sideline, but putting yourself at risk for a more serious injury just isn’t worth it.

Those are my two cents for the moment- have a great day everyone!

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Interesting Article on BJJ Priciples to Apply to Life

Hey Everyone, Lifestyle Apex has an article on 5 BJJ Principles that one could apply to life.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Article on Jiu Jitsu Takedown Squad

Hey Everyone, BJJ Heroes has an article on some notable BJJ players who have a strong takedown game. Personally, I’m a fan.

Take a look and have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! Sweetness Edition

Hey Everyone, enjoy a little Jimmy Eat World, and have a great weekend!

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Article About Jared Dopp and BJJ/Life Balance

Hey Guys,

Flograppling has an article about Lovato Black belt Jared Dopp, and how he maintains a school/work/bjj balance.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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UFC Fighter Matt Brown Attacked by Former BJJ Coach After UFC 198

Yikes.

After Matt Brown lost in UFC 198, apparently his old BJJ coach popped out of the woodwork and attacked him. According to the story on 411 Mania, the coach was Rodrigo Botti, who attended the event to corner Cyborg for her fight.

The UFC issued a statement saying they are investigating the matter. Geez…

Anyway, check out the article and have a great day everyone!

 

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BJJ Hero Bio: Luciana “Luka” Dias

Hey everyone, BJJ Heroes has a bio post up for Luciana “Luka” Dias.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Ribeiro East Coast Tournament: a Success!

Hey Everyone,

This past weekend we had a tournament down in Virginia Beach for all of the East Coast affiliates in the Ribeiro Association: a number of schools competed for a pretty sweet trophy, made some great friendships and overall had a fantastic time.

How was your weekend? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!

 

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Jiu Jitsu and Life: Paying Attention to the Details

Hi everyone, I know the blog has been a little lackluster as of late- a lot of links to (good) articles, and very little original content. It’s the busy season for my line of work, and…it’s just been a trip. We’re in the process of hiring someone and I have been looking over resumes and have been involved in correspondence with some candidates, and sweet baby jesus guys. Just like jiu jitsu, you skip a particular detail and think everything is fine, but it can make all the world of a difference between the successful execution of a technique, or getting stopped right in your tracks.

In the work world I’m mainly referring to typos: PROOFREAD EVERYTHING YOU SEND TO A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER. Like, at least 3 times. Have someone else read it too if catching spelling/grammatical errors is not necessarily your strong suit. Obviously in jiu jitsu we make mistakes, but that’s why we keep going to class: our classmates and instructors can be viewed as your proofreaders- they are pointing out mistakes or gaps that can be corrected before you out your jiu jitsu out there in the world, at say a tournament.

Just my thought for the day. Have a great day everyone!

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