Article on How Jiu Jitsu Doesn’t Have to be Your Entire Life

Jiu Jitsu Times has an article & video from Tom DeBlass on how the martial art/sport does not have to be your entire life- and he’s right. If anything, there should be a balance between jiu jitsu and the other elements of our lives. You can love jiu jitsu and not have to sleep on the mats to show just how dedicated you are, I promise. Really, it’s all about coming to class (on a regular basis) with an open mind and really putting in the work when you are there.

Check it out and have a great day everyone!

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Results from Master Worlds 2016

Hey everyone, so the end of last week/over the weekend was Master Worlds: unfortunately I was not able to attend, but I did try to keep up to date on the results (mainly focusing on my team because you know, obviously).

Anyway, it seems for  the men’s team title it went as follows: Carlson Gracie Team with 324 points, Gracie Barra with 283 points and Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu with 204 points (hooray!)

For the women’s division, the top teams were:  Carlson Gracie Team with 103 points, Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu with 87 points (again, hooray!) and Gracie Barra with 85 points.

Some notable wins were Xande and Rafael Lovato closing out their division, and Saulo won his 5th Title in a row (yay!) but got injured and is likely to have torn bicep (yikes!).

Did anyone else follow along the tournament this weekend? Any notable matches you want to share? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

 

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Attending Jiu Jitsu Class Can Sometimes Be Like a TV Show

We’ve all seen the formula, particularly with crime shows: the detective, or whoever is working on a hard case is stumped, they just can’t put all of the pieces together. The main character then goes about their life and something seemingly unrelated happens and BAM! Something seemingly unrelated somehow leads to the last piece of the puzzle: the case is solved and the main character can move on to the next big dilemma that lands on their plate.

Jiu jitsu class can kind of be like that: bear with me here. You’re struggling with a particular technique- you keep trying it, it keeps not working, and there’s just a piece that you can’t seem to figure out. You pick and pick at the pieces, but it all just doesn’t make sense.

You go to class one day and you are watching instruction for another, seemingly unrelated technique and BAM! Something clicks- there was something in technique that was shown which somehow gives you insight into that problem that has been irking you all week, month, forever and ever…

So go to class: while the technique that is being taught may not be your favorite, or something you feel doesn’t apply to your game, you could possibly pick up on some detail that could help you in a different way.

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

 

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Another Article on More Grappling Styles from Around the World

There’s another article on Grapplearts about grappling styles- this time in Europe. If nothing else this has taught me that people all around the world like to throwdown and roll around on the ground a bit, which is pretty awesome.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

 

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Happy Friday: Infectious Song Edition

Happy Friday! This song has been stuck in my had for a few days now, so I figure I would spread the love: have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

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Interesting Article on Asian Grappling Styles

So Grapple Arts has a pretty interesting article on grappling styles throughout Asia- some you’ve definitely heard of, a bunch you haven’t, and a coupe that seem just a little weird.

But hey, I like to roll around in a cotton outfit that weighs several pounds, or in clothes made of spandex (and I’m not even in the WWE) so what the heck do I know?

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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EBI 8 Tournament Line Up is Published

You know, as much as I don’t really agree with Eddie Bravo…’s style, he has been pretty successful when it comes to putting on these EBI tournaments.

Take a look a the EBI 8 lineup and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Article on the Amount of Techniques You Should Know

Jiu Jitsu Times has an article on how many techniques you should know: my general opinion is you should be at the very least familiar with as many as possible, but it doesn’t mean that you should attempt to incorporate every technique into your game. What do you NEED to know? I would think you should have at the very least one go-to move in each major guard position: open, closed, half, butterfly, etc. in top and bottom so you aren’t just stuck in a position wondering what the heck you should do now. But, that’s just my opinion, feel free to disagree.

Check out the article and let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Article On Olympic Judo from BJJ Dude

So, as I have stated repeatedly, I live under a rock- and for now, that rock also has a stack of emails and paperwork plastered underneath before I can actually get to the surface and actually know what is going on in the rest of the world. I imagine the day I finally resurface is going to look a lot like that scene from Jumanji:

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But, anyway, back to the subject- at least one person in the BJJ community has been watching the Olympics and wrote down their thoughts regarding Olympic Judo (as a whole).

Check it out and have a great day everyone!

 

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Article on an Injury Survey- We’re All Beat Up, Yo

The Grumpy Grappler has  an article in which he took a survey about how banged up we all are: there’s a lot of them- knees seem to the most abused body part though.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

 

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