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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Article on Gi Companies That People Seem to Love

Personally, I don’t really get the hype behind a lot of these gi companies: call me a cranky old person, but I buy gi’s to do jiu jitsu, I don’t do jiu jitsu to buy gi’s.  The gi is a tool for the sport, in my opinion.

But, there are some people who go wild over buying new gi’s and stuff, and Jiu jitsu times has an article on the top three that people seem to love.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Article on Some of the Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make at Tournaments

Hey everyone, Grappler’s Planet has an article on some mistakes that people make when they compete.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Article on the Secret to Getting Your Black Belt

Hey everyone, Grapple Arts has an article on the secret to getting your black belt.

…It’s really just show the hell up.

It’s showing up on the good days and the bad days- it’s weathering the periods of time where you feel unsure about yourself and a total klutz and you start to wonder about maybe seeing a doctor about your sudden and very noticeable lack of coordination.

It’s about not just physically entering an academy, but also being mentally present, willing to learn, be proven wrong, and a willingness to dust yourself off and try again. When you are open to learn, you have opportunities to improve, even if it may seem like a small improvement, it’s still movement forward, and just one step closer to black belt.

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

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