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Women and Jiu Jitsu - Part 1

BJJ is a male-dominated sport.  At almost any academy you go to, you’ll find that the vast majority of practitioners are men.  In tournaments, there are usually fewer women’s brackets than men’s, and within each bracket there are usually fewer female competitors.  574 more words

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Jiu Jitsu as Human Chess

An analogy is often drawn between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and chess; during a match, you are constantly adapting your strategy to the movements of your opponent, just as you would in a game of chess. 449 more words

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Tournaments

This weekend was the 2011 No-Gi World Championship.  As you probably guessed from its name, it’s one of the biggest no-gi tournaments in the world (perhaps second only to ADCC).  346 more words

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Addiction to Jiu Jitsu

Jiu jitsu can easily become an addiction.  There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of submissions, each with dozens of set ups.  There are counters to techniques, and counters to the counters.  288 more words

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Unwashed Belt Powers

Superstition plagues almost every sport in some way or another.  Baseball players have a certain way they have to get set (my girlfriend told me about a girl on her team who would rub her hand in the dirt and then lick it… 269 more words

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Helicopter Arm Bar

The blue belts at my jiu jitsu club have been working our way through Pedro Sauer’s blue-to-purple belt curriculum, and last week we practiced one of the flashiest submissions on the list – the helicopter arm bar.  175 more words

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Tapping Out

“Getting the tap” is often the goal of applying submission holds.  Essentially, a tap out signals a successful application of a technique, and a recognition that continued pressure could result in serious injury or loss of consciousness.  552 more words

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